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The MagLab is funded by the National Science Foundation and the State of Florida.

Travel to Gainesville

Gainesville, dominated by the University of Florida, is located in the central part of the state, about 70 miles (112 km) southwest of Jacksonville and some 115 miles (183 km) north of Orlando.

Gainesville offers many cultural attractions and is surrounded by countryside popular with bicyclists, hikers, boaters and other outdoors enthusiasts. Average annual temperatures range from a high of 82º F (28º C) to a low of 56º F (13º C).

UF is home to the MagLab's High B/T Facility and the Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy Facility (AMRIS). Users of the High B/T Facility can stay in the Reitz Union Hotel on the UF campus for about $99 per night, when rooms are available. A car is not required to reach the lab or restaurants.


Driving from Gainesville Regional Airport to the New Physics Building

Gainesville Regional Airport is located approximately 6 miles from the University of Florida. There is only one road from the passenger terminal. When you reach the airport exit, turn right onto State Route 222 (NE 39 Ave). Take this road to its intersection with NW 13 St, a distance of 3-4 miles. (You will pass through lights at the intersections with Waldo Rd, NE 15 St, N Main St and NW 6 St before reaching the light at NW 13 St.).

Turn left onto NW 13 St and follow it for about 2.5 miles until you approach the light at W University Ave. University Avenue is equivalent to NW 0 Avenue, so it is fairly easy to count down the crossing streets between NW 39th Ave and W University Ave.

The University of Florida campus begins on the southwest corner of the intersection between W University Ave and NW 13 St. Continue on NW 13 St until the intersection at Museum Road. Take a right on Museum Rd and cross the intersections at Newell Drive and Center Drive. To reach the Reitz Union, take the Reitz Union Drive. The New Physics Building is located at the intersection of Gale Lemerand Drive and Museum Road.

AMRIS - Mailing address

McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
Administrative Office L5-101
PO BOX 100015
Gainesville FL 32610-0015

AMRIS - Physical address

McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida
100 S. Newell Drive
Bldg. 59, Rm. L5-101
Gainesville, FL 32611

Microkelvin Lab

Bldg. 99
P.O Box 118440, University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-8440

Last modified on 03 February 2023