March for Science FAQs

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions regarding the March for Science event in DC. This page will continue to be updated with information as we get closer to the event on Earth Day.

The Events

Where is the Rally?

The Rally will be located on the north side of the Washington Monument, South of Constitution Avenue, NW between 15th and 17th Streets, NW, Washington, DC.

What time does the event begin?

The March for Science Rally site opens at 8AM. Teach-ins begin at 9 AM. The Main stage program begins at 10 AM and will conclude at 2PM. The March will begin at 2PM.

Where are the entrances?

There are two access entrances to the site: (1) On 15th Street at Madison Drive between Constitution and Independence Avenues, NW; (2) At the corner of 17th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW.

Where are the accessibility drop-offs?

  • Madison Drive at 14th Street, NW
  • 15th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW
  • 17th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW

Will there be security checks at the site?

Yes, all attendees entering the site will go through security at the access entrances. All bags will be checked at these entrances. Please allow extra time if you are carrying a bag. Please note the following items are prohibited from being brought into the Rally: aerosols, alcoholic beverages, ammunition, balloons, explosives, firearms, knives, blades or other sharp objects (of any length), packages, structures, supports for signs & placards, weapons of any kind, Other items that may pose a threat to the security of the event as determine by and at the discretion of the security screener.

Will there be food and water available?

Yes, there will be vending carts on site.

Will there be bathrooms available?

There will be regular and ADA accessible port-o-johns onsite.

Will the event be ADA accessible?

Yes, the rally will be ADA accessible and have an ADA viewing platform near front of
house. The space is limited and available on a first come first serve basis. Ask anyone on our staff for assistance when you arrive.

Can I bring a banner?

Yes, banners and signs are welcome. Please do not mount signs on wood or metal sticks or posts as they will not be allowed in.

What is the march route?

The march will form on the Washington Monument Grounds and proceed over the following route: starting at 15th and Constitution Avenue NW and proceed east on Constitution Avenue NW to 3rd Street NW, south on 3rd Street NW into Union Square where the group will disperse. March Route

Are Dogs Allowed?

As long as they are on a leash, dogs are allowed at the event.

Transportation & Housing

How can I get to the March for Science by bus?

Buses should park at RFK Stadium and reserve a spot online here. Reservations cost $65.00 and each bus should bring a printout of the confirmation email with to the lot. Groups traveling by bus should also confirm with their bus company that they have the correct permitting or plates to park in DC (most companies are all set but please confirm). If your bus company needs a travel permit, please direct them to the DC Department of Motor Vehicles website.

Event attendees arriving at RFK Stadium should travel to the Washington Monument Grounds by metro. RFK Stadium’s metro stop is called Stadium-Armory. A WMATA map can be found here.

Where can I park?

If you are driving, here is a map of parking garages near the Washington Monument grounds. Please don’t forget to consider any potential city traffic for this event and adjust your travel times accordingly. We recommend using public transportation and carpooling where possible. The last few stops of each metro line often have free parking available on weekends.

Once I’m in DC, How do I get to the National Mall?

The Washington Monument grounds are easily accessible by public transportation. Lines to buy metrocards on the day of the event may be long, so we recommend that you buy them in advance. Cards can be purchased in advance at the WMATA website. A $10 card provides $8 for travel, which is enough to cover transport from RFK Stadium and Union Station. Every traveler will need their own card. We will be working with a charitable organization to collect cards with remaining funds to distribute to people in need in the DC area.

If you are going to be taking the metro into D.C., there are several stops within walking distance to the Washington Monument grounds. The Smithsonian Metro stop on the blue, orange, and silver lines is approximately 3 blocks from the 15th Street Entrance Access location for the Rally. Other Metro stops such as Federal Triangle (blue, orange, silver lines), the Archives and L’Enfant (green, yellow lines) are nearby as well. The closest stop on the red line is Metro Center. This map can help you navigate from your respective Metro stops to the Washington Monument grounds.

Where can I stay in DC?

There are several hotels within walking distance of the Washington Monument grounds. The following link can assist in providing many options: https://washington.org/.

Press

How do I register as a member of the Press?

The March for Science DC has instituted a press credentialing process. To apply for credentialing, please fill out this form.