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Scientia Institute - MS 08
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005
Traveling on Main Street, enter the Rice University campus at Entrance #2. Directly ahead is Lovett Hall (the building with the arch/Sallyport) and Duncan Hall (lecture site) is the first building to the right, across the street.
Paid Visitors Parking
- Founder's Court Lot (adjacent to the Faculty Club):
The signs at Entrance 2 (on Main Street) will direct you to paid visitor parking in the Founder's Court Lot. (pay via credit card: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover)
- North Lot:
A sign at Entrances 18 and 20 (immediately on the left) directs visitors to paid visitor parking in the North Lot and the Central Campus Garage (underneath the Jones School building--pay via credit card: American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover)
Paying for Parking
- Surface Lots:
Machines at the entrance gates will instruct you to insert a credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover). The gate will open and that starts the computer's "parking meter." Upon leaving, you will drive to the exit gate, insert the same credit card and the gate will open in approximately two seconds. The computer calculates the time and automatically bills the credit card.
- Central Campus Garage:
At the garage entrance, you will pull an entry ticket from a machine to open the gate. You will be instructed to carry the entry ticket and park on the first floor below grade or the next level down. When ready to leave, stop at the "pay-on-foot" machine near the elevators. As instructed by the machine, insert the stub into the machine, and you will be shown the amount owed. Pay the machine with cash (coins or paper currency) or credit card (American Express, VISA, MasterCard and Discover), and then the machine issues an exit ticket. You will then drive to the exit gate, insert the exit ticket and the gate will open.
West of Entrance 18: $1.00 per 30 minutes, $11 daily maximum.
East of Entrance 18: $1.00 per 15 minutes, $11 daily maximum.
Stadium Lot: $1.00 per entry. From University Boulevard, enter the campus at Entrance 20. Drive straight ahead to the Stadium Lot.
Assistance (Each Gate): Instructions are posted and there is an intercom button to contact the parking office staff for assistance.
Shuttle Bus: Departures from bus shelters, every 10 minutes.
For the most current information on parking at Rice University, please visit https://parking.rice.edu/