Saturday, October 13, 2018

10am – 4pm

“Clean hands are not learning hands. So come on in and get your hands dirty! That’s what science is all about.”

More than 3,000 participants, including families, school and scout groups, undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, and science-minded adults of all ages attend the Lamont-Doherty Open House. The event is free and open to the public.

Bathtub Science

Bathtub Science


Bus from Morningside Heights to the Lamont Campus

Buses depart for the LDEO campus in Palisades, N.Y., from 120th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway, in front of Teachers College) in 15 minute increments beginning at 9:15 a.m. and ending at 1:15 p.m.

Bus from the Lamont Campus to Morningside Heights

Buses return to 120th Street (between Amsterdam and Broadway, in front of Teachers College) from LDEO In 15 minute increments from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The last bus from LDEO to Manhattan departs at 4:00 p.m.

Shuttle Bus from HNA Palisades Conference Center, Route 9W

People arriving in cars or vans should park at the HNA Palisades Conference Center on Route 9W just north of the LDEO campus.

Shuttle buses run continuously starting at 10:00 am (Please note that the last shuttle bus from HNA Palisades Conference Center to LDEO departs at 3pm) arriving and departing in front of the Geoscience Conference Building at LDEO. Persons with special needs or questions should call LDEO Events at 845-365-8998.

Complimentary parking is made available through the generosity of the HNA Palisades Conference Center.

School & Group Information

If you are planning a trip to Open House for a school or other large group, or if you have special needs, please call 845-365-8998 for information and to make arrangements. It is essential that all children be supervised at Open House and that all such groups are chaperoned.

Educational resources for use in the classroom are available here.


Please call us at 845-365-8998 if you need to arrange disability parking, to ensure appropriate accommodations for service animals, or if you have any other accessibility needs or concerns.

Contact Us

Further event information will be posted as it becomes available.  For questions, please email or call 845-365-8998.