Albert Einstein Memorial: Washington DC Guide & Photos

Albert Einstein known for his massive contributions to the science community is immortalized with a 21-foot statue in Washington DC in front of the National Academy of Sciences. The Einstein Memorial features a large statue of Einstein holding a stack of papers in his left hand with his famous theory of relativity on it along with other scientific contributions.

The statue was originally made in honor of Einstein’s 100th birthday in April 22, 1979.

Located directly in front of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) the statue of Einstein is triple-sized making it hard to miss from the street. You can easily find the Albert Einstein Memorial with a short walk from the Vietnam Veteran Memorial on Constitution Ave NW.

The large bronze statue’s design just begs for you to sit in Einstein’s lap for a quick photo.

Someone sitting on the lap of the Albert Einstein Memorial
My buddy Adam Mason sitting on the Albert Einstein statue
Statue of Albert Einstein on Google Maps

Photos of the Einstein Memorial

Here are more of my photos of the Albert Einstein Memorial in front of the National Academy of Sciences. Including close up photos where you can see Albert Einstein’s nose that visits often rub for luck. People often share their photos on social with the hashtag #PhotosWithAlbert.

Planning a Visit to the Albert Einstein Memorial

The Einstein Memorial is accessible 24/7 off of Constitution Avenue. The statue of Albert Einstein is across the street from Vietnam Veterans Memorial so if you’re visiting the Lincoln Memorial and National Mall it’s a short walk away.

If you plan on taking the Metro to the Einstein Memorial there are a few stops near by including Foggy Bottom (0.7 mile) and Smithsonian (1.4 miles). Both stops are about a mile away so expect to walk a bit to get here.

Parking can be tough but there are typically spots on Constitution Ave or 22nd St. Most of the parking near the National Mall is paid via the ParkMobile app.

Of course you can also take a Capital Bikeshare bike or rent an electric scooter.

Albert Einstein Memorial on Google Maps

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I hope you enjoyed my photos and guide to the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington DC. Since it’s a lesser known memorial it’s typically not busy from my experience. You will occasionally see school trips drop off a bus of people to the memorial.

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