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Directions

Directions to the Museum

The Museum is located on the northern edge of the Amherst (north) campus in the Ellicott Complex, between Audubon Parkway and Frontier Road.

Part I

Choose the appropriate set of instructions below.

From Canada:
From the Peace Bridge, take the I-190 north, the I-290 east, and turn right onto the I-990 (you can only go north). Continue with Part II of the instructions.

From the east:

From the I-90 westbound, take the I-290 north, and turn right onto the I-990 (you can only go north). Continue with Part II of the instructions.

From the west:

From the I-90 eastbound, take the I-290 north (do not rejoin the toll road part of the I-90 to Albany), then turn right onto the I-990 (you can only go north). Continue with Part II of the instructions.

Part II

  • Turn off the I-990 at the first exit.
  • The campus consists of two clusters of buildings – the central main academic “Spine”, the southern business/ maintenance area, and the northern Ellicott Complex – surrounded by three “rings” of roads.
  • Once off the ramp, you are on John James Audubon Parkway (a divided roadway) and headed south.
  • Get in the left-hand lane, make a U-turn at the first light (Rensch Road). You can stay in the left lane.
  • Go past the first intersection, the flashing yellow crosswalk and over a small bridge.
  • Turn left at the second stoplight onto Frontier Road. Right away you will see a strange, red brick complex on your left through the trees, rather like a Leggo habitrail. That is the Ellicott (dormitory and academic) Complex.
  • Take your first left (the parking lot is on your right and a small lake is to your left).
  • Proceed right up to a small circle; you will see paid parking spaces on your left. (Watch for buses exiting the service tunnel immediately in front of you.)
  • Park, enter the service tunnel and walk until you come to the second set of glass doors on your left.
    If you cannot find a space there, you can park in any of the main parking lots. But from 8:00 to 3:00pm Monday through Friday, you will need a “guest” parking tag which you can get from the department.
  • Go through the doors and you will find a door immediately to your right. Go through that door and up the stairs to the second floor. Turn left and the Museum will be immediately to your right.

Other Resources:

Get directions from UB Explorer, the UB Visitor’s Guide

Download a high-resolution [north campus] map (Adobe Acrobat PDF)