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Please join us as we typically take speakers to dinner at 6:00 PM before the club meeting. We'll have dinner at the Elephant and Castle Restaurant, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, just a couple of blocks from our meeting place -- the Constitution Avenue lobby of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), 10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Be on time so a security officer can lead us to our room.
If you can't make it to dinner, meet us in the Constitution Avenue lobby of the Natural History Museum at 7:30 PM.
Take Metro to the Federal Triangle or Archives-Navy Mem’l-Penn Quarter station.
Parking for meetings
- The NMNH parking lot is closed to us through 2025 because of construction.
- On-street parking on Constitution Avenue is available only after 6:30 PM. It costs $3-4 per hour until 10 PM. It's free after 10 PM. Meetings and social time often last until 9:45 – 10 PM.
- Pay for parking on Constitution Avenue at a kiosk, or with the free app ParkMobile. Download it to your cell phone via GooglePlay or AppStore.
- Maybe parking on 7th Street, 12th Street, and on the Mall is also available, maybe at lower cost.
First Wednesday except July and August. In 2019: Jan. 2 (different location, see below), Feb. 6, Mar. 6, April 3, May 1, June 5, Sept. 4, Oct. 2, Nov. 6. December time and place may vary.
Past MSDC programs