Contact Us

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Michigan State University
640 South Shaw Lane
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: 517.355.9672
Media Contact:
Karen King, Communications Manager
Phone: 517.908.7262


Events contact:

Bob Patterer, FRIB Chief of Staff
Phone: 517.908.7573


Information for NSCL users traveling to the laboratory is available here.
Directions & Parking:

NSCL Parking Map

NSCL entrance

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Outside visitors arriving by car should park in the Shaw Parking ramp, which is north of NSCL/FRIB directly across Shaw Lane.  Visitors should park in a 'pay by' space in the subterranean levels and pay-by-plate at the stations by the stairs. Do not go up the ramp, as those spaces are by permit only. Note: parking in the Shaw ramp is free overnight from 6 pm – 7 am and on the weekend.

If the underground levels of Shaw Ramp are full, proceed east on Shaw Lane to the Wharton Center Ramp (Marked P on the right side of the map above).

Busses are welcome to stop briefly at the bus stop in front of the Chemistry building, from which it is just a few steps to the lobby entrance. Busses can park well south of NSCL in the “commuter lot” #89 on the northwest corner of Farm Lane and Mt. Hope, then wait for a call to pick visitors up again.

Directions from Detroit DTW Airport:
  • Exit airport towards freeways
  • North I-275 to I-96
  • West I-96 (towards Lansing) to US-127 (exit 106)
  • North onto US-127 (3.2 miles) to Trowbridge Road exit
  • East on Trowbridge Road (0.5 miles) to Harrison Road and turn left (North)
  • Right (East) on Shaw Lane (1.0 mile) to NSCL
Directions from Lansing LAN Airport:
  • Exit airport by turning right on Grand River
  • Take Grand River to Waverly Road
  • Turn left (South 3.4 miles) on Waverly Road to I-496
  • Turn left (East 5 miles) on I-496 to Trowbridge Road exit
  • East (0.5 miles) on Trowbridge Road to Harrison Road
  • Left (North) on Harrison Road (0.4 miles) to Shaw Lane
  • Right (East) on Shaw Lane (1 mile) to NSCL