The NSF welcomes thousands of visitors a year.
Should you need information not provided below, please contact our Information
Center, either by phone at 703-292-5111, or by email,
THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION is located in the Ballston area of North Arlington, Virginia, between Wilson Boulevard and Fairfax Drive, one block south of the
Ballston-Marymount University Metro stop on the Orange Line.
Parking is available in the Ballston Common mall, in the NSF building,
and at other area parking lots and garages. Metered parking is also
available on the surrounding streets.
Visitors are asked to check at the NSF Reception and Information
Conference Center on the first floor to receive a visitor pass, before
going on to meetings, appointments, or other business at the NSF.
This list of links serves as a center point of links to important
information concerning Federal travel. This includes current Per Diem rates,
Airfare, Currency Exchange Rates, and other topics of interest for NSF staff
Travel Per Diem Rates
City-to-City Airfare Costs
Foreign Currency Exchange Rates
The NSF building is located a few blocks from Route 66
and Route 50, approximately three miles from downtown Washington,
D.C. and is easily accessible from many points of arrival and departure from within the metropolitan D.C. area.
For detailed directions, choose an arrival point from the list below:
Visitors to the NSF building will find shopping and food facilities, including
those at the Ballston Common (mall) Food Court and in the NSF building itself,
are numerous and accessible. Visitors to this area may also be interested
in general information for visitors to Washington,
D.C., including the current weather information.
The NSF has a small cafeteria (Science Fare) on the second floor, just
beyond the guard desk.
Local Maps / Attractions
Downtown Washington Visitor's Map
Visitor attractions and lodging in the Washington D.C. area (from Arlington County)
Government information from the General Services Administration
Local Area Weather
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Accuweather forecast for Arlington, VA