KICP Location
South (main) entrance to the LASR and the KICP
The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics is located in The Laboratory for Astrophysics and Space Research (LASR) at the University of Chicago.
The KICP Business Offices are located in LASR 104 and 106.

NOTE that the 933 E. 56th Street entrance (North entrance) is only accessible by key. If you are visiting the center please follow the Getting to the KICP link for directions.

For more information please contact Helen C. Pates, Business Manager.

 
Official, Mailing & Shipping addresses
  • Official address
    The University of Chicago,The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
    933 East 56th Street,
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • Mailing address
    The University of Chicago, The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
    5640 South Ellis Avenue,
    Chicago, IL 60637

  • Shipping address for packages
    The University of Chicago
    PSD - CIS Shipping Dock
    5741 South Drexel
    Chicago, IL 60637

 
From the Airport
Taxis from O'Hare airport costs about $45+ tip; taxis from Midway cost about $25+tip.

The Omega Airport Shuttle runs between O'Hare Airport and Hyde Park every hour from early in the morning to late evening. Reservations are not required. Schedule and fare information is available at the Omega Shuttle website. If taking the Omega Shuttle ask to be dropped off at the Quadrangle Club and then follow the walking directions from the Quadrangle Club.
 
Bus and Train Information
Hyde Park is connected to downtown Chicago by the Metra Train and several CTA bus routes. Within Hyde Park there are several buses that serve the University community.
 
By Automobile
Maps and driving directions to Chicago, Hyde Park, and the campus can be found on the University's map pages, along with related visitor information. The most convenient visitor parking garage is on 55th Street between Ellis and Greenwood Avenues (enter on Ellis Avenue). The parking fee is $12 a day (or part thereof for shorter durations). The parking fee may be paid by cash or credit card. (For a map showing the location of the parking garage, see Parking at the University of Chicago.

Meter parking is available in the lot on the WEST of the LASR building - enter on 56th street after Drexel Avenue (see locations marked "Park" in the map).
 
From Hyde Park Locations
Map for the LASR and the KICP
From the University of Chicago Parking Structure
From the parking structure's Ellis Avenue exit, walk two blocks south to 57th Street and turn right (west). Turn right again onto the first walkway on your right (between the Biopsychological Research Center on your right and the Biological Sciences Learning Center on your left). The main entrance to the LASR building is at the far north end of the walkway.

From the 55th Street Parking Structure Walk south on Ellis to 56th Street. Turn left onto 56th street and left into the alley between the Enrico Fermi Institute and High Energy physics. Turn right to walk to the front (south) entrance of LASR. (Follow the red arrows on map).

From The Quadrangle Club
Quadrangle Club
1155 East 57th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 773-493-6601
Fax: 773-493-3792

Walk two blocks west from the Quad club, past Ellis Avenue. After you pass Ellis Avenue, turn right onto the first walkway on your right (between the Biopsychological Research Center on your right and the Biological Sciences Learning Center on your left). The main entrance to the LASR building is at the far north end of the walkway.

From Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
2233 South Martin L. King Drive
Chicago, IL 60616
Phone: 312-567-1234
Fax: 312-528-4000

Please check with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place staff for bus and Metra train schedules to the University of Chicago. If traveling by taxi/car, please use the 933 East 56th Street address.