The Harvard Innovation Labs occupy two adjacent buildings on Harvard’s Allston campus, bordering the Harvard Business School.

Access and Hours


All matriculated, degree-seeking Harvard students with a valid Harvard ID have swipe access to the i-lab, with last entry at 11:00 p.m. daily. Harvard students may remain working in the i-lab after 11 p.m., but swipe access will not be available from 11:00 p.m. until 7 a.m.

For teams participating in our Membership Program: 

  • Harvard student team leads: Complete the venture update form regularly so the security guard has the most up-to-date team roster. 
  • Non-Harvard team members: Provide your name to security upon your arrival. Once the guard has confirmed your membership, they will direct you to check in through a tablet and provide access. 

Experts and mentors are welcome to visit the i-lab to host office hours and/or meet with i-lab ventures. Please let a member of our team know that you’re stopping by and check in with security upon arrival. 

Members of the public may enter the i-lab upon invitation by an i-lab affiliate or to attend a public event. The Batten Hall lobby is open to the public from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab

The Life Lab is accessible 24/7 only to full-time Life Lab members with badge access.

Getting Here

The Harvard shuttle provides transportation between Harvard Innovation Labs and the Harvard Square and Longwood campuses (trackable via the Shuttle Tracker system) to ensure easy access for undergraduate and graduate students. You can also take MBTA bus and subway services, rent a Zipcar, or bike here. There’s a BLUEbikes station just outside the i-lab. 


Metered parking is available for $2.00 per hour in the Life Lab lot (entrance at 125 Western Avenue). You can also purchase a day pass for the Harvard Business School parking lot. 

Tours and Events

While we do not offer tours to the general public at this time, we host a number of community events throughout the academic year that are open to all. Visit our Events page for more information. 

Our Littlest Innovators

The i-lab is a focused co-working environment designed for adult use. To maintain our culture of respect for everyone using the space, children may enter only under special circumstances, such as a visit or an event specified as open to families. When in the i-lab, children must be accompanied by their grownup at all times.