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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 every year. The event is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.
Please note: All guests to campus are required to comply with Columbia University's Health and Safety Policy for visitors, which includes mandatory primary COVID-19 vaccination for all eligible individuals. Guests must be prepared to provide proof of vaccination at check-in for the event.
Transportation: Shuttle from NYC
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.
THE LAST BUS FROM MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS WILL DEPART 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. and 1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
THE LAST BUS FROM LDEO TO MANHATTAN DEPARTS AT 4:00 P.M.
Transportation: Parking at Crestron Electronics, Rockleigh, NJ
If you are driving to the Lamont-Doherty Open House, complimentary parking is available at the Open House parking site at:
7 Volvo Drive
Rockleigh, New Jersey, 07647
Shuttle buses run between the Crestron Electronics parking lot and the Lamont Campus on a regular basis.
THE LAST SHUTTLE BUS FROM CRESTRON ELECTRONICS TO LDEO DEPARTS AT 3:00 P.M.
Buses will continue to run from LDEO back to Crestron through the end of the event at 4:00 P.M.
If you require disability parking, please contact the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory development office at 845-365-8998 or [email protected] at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Complimentary parking is made available through the generosity of Crestron Electronics.
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.
Columbia University makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you require disability accommodations to attend this event, please contact the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory development office at 845-365-8998 or [email protected] at least 10 days in advance of the event.
Food & Drink
The 9W Market will be on campus offering food and non-alcoholic beverages for purchase.