Attend

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

Click here to view the Open House 2019 Exhibit Map. 

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.

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.
map of Morningside Heights shuttle bus location

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 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 between HNA and LDEO starting at 10:00 amarriving and departing in front of the Geoscience Conference Building at LDEO. 

THE LAST SHUTTLE BUS FROM HNA PALISADES CONFERENCE CENTER TO LDEO DEPARTS AT 3:00 P.M. 

Buses will continue to run from LDEO back to HNA Palisades 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 events@ldeo.columbia.edu at least 10 days in advance of the event.

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.


Accessibility

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 events@ldeo.columbia.edu 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.