Directions and Parking Information

The Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) is located at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia on the 5th Floor of the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Pediatric Research Center, 3615 Civic Center Boulevard in Philadelphia's University City. Follow directions and refer to maps below.

Directions from northeast areas:
From 1-95 South, take the Vine Street /Center City Exit. Stay left to take 676 West (Vine Street Expressway). Follow expressway to I-76 East Exit (International Airport). Follow I-76 to Exit 346A (left lane), South Street. Make a right at the light onto South Street (which becomes Spruce Street), then turn left onto 34th Street (second light).

From New York or Northern New Jersey:
Take the New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 3, then the Black Horse Pike (Route 168 North) for one mile to I-295 South. Go one mile to Exit 27, I-76 West to the Walt Whitman Bridge. Cross the bridge onto I-76 West (Schuylkill Expressway) to Exit 346A (left lane), South Street. Turn left onto South Street (which becomes Spruce Street), then turn left onto 34th Street (second light).

From Southern New Jersey:
Atlantic City Expressway to North-South Freeway (Route 42). Cross the Walt Whitman Bridge into Philadelphia. Follow I-76 West to Exit 346A (left lane), South Street. Turn left onto South Street (which becomes Spruce Street), then turn left onto 34th Street (second light).

From Delaware and southern areas:
Take I-95 North to Exit 11-291, Central Philadelphia, Interstate 76. Cross the Platt Bridge, which becomes Penrose Avenue. Turn left (the first light) onto 26th Street and follow signs to 76 West (Schuylkill Expressway). Take I-76 West 3 miles to Exit 346A (left lane), South Street (which becomes Spruce Street), then turn left onto 34th Street (second light).

From West or North Philadelphia:
Take the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 24, Valley Forge Interchange. Take I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) approximately 17 miles to Exit 346A (left lane), South Street. Turn right onto South Street (which becomes Spruce Street), then turn left onto 34th Street (second light).

From 34th Street:
Proceed on 34th Street, which becomes Civic Center Boulevard at the bend, to the third light and make a right turn (Philadelphia Center for Health Care Sciences). The Abramson Building is on the right. You will see signs for the parking garage.