Staffed Hours & Tour Times

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the buzz is about

We look forward to welcoming you to our space! You can find us at:

10 Tyler Street, Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143

Phone: (617) 284-6878                Fax: (617) 718-1641

Please refer to the regularly scheduled tour times below. Visitors may not access our facilities unattended.

WEATHER: During inclement weather, please check our calendar to confirm that we are offering tours. If there is no tour event on our calendar it means we are not staffed and are not open to the public for tours. Thank you for understanding!


Staffed Hours:
Use a day pass, sign-up for membership, register for classes, ask general questions
Monday: 12:00pm–10:00pm
Tuesday: 12:00pm–10:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00pm–10:00pm
Thursday: 12:00pm–10:00pm
Friday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am–6:00pm
Tour Times:
Tours that are free & open to the public leave at the following times each day:
Monday: 2:00pm  &  8:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00pm  &  8:00pm
Wednesday: 2:00pm  &  8:00pm
Thursday: 2:00pm  &  8:00pm
Friday: 3:00pm
Saturday: 2:00pm  &  4:00pm
Sunday: 2:00pm  &  4:00pm


Tour Information

We’d love to show you around during the times listed above. There is no reservation required for our regularly schedule tours for groups of five or less. Please arrive 5 minutes early to check-in. If you need to request a tour at any other times than those listed above or for any tour group of more than 5 people, we do ask for an honorarium to support our mission. Please send an email to outreach@ to arrange your large and/or off-hours tour.

Note: Our community calendar is always updated with closures. During those times the facility is open to monthly members but the front desk will not be staffed. We also sometimes close for weather emergencies – check our listservs, blog and social media feeds for updates.

Directions & Parking

Tyler Street is parallel to Somerville Avenue, between Dane Street and Properzi Way. Parking is available in the Ames lot on Dane Street, just south of Tyler (click here for bird’s eye view). Please leave street parking for our residential neighbors, unless you are actively loading or unloading, or your truck or van is too tall for clearance into the Dane Street lot.

There are two T stops a mile away from the Asylum:

Harvard Square (Red Line): Click here for walking directions.

Porter Square (Red Line): Click here for walking directions.

There are Hubway stops available at Porter Square and two blocks away from the Asylum in front of Conway Park. The 83, 85, 86, and 87 buses all stop within a few minutes’ walk. The 83 and 87 connect to Porter Square, while the 86 connect to Harvard Square.

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