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  • Aug. 14, 2019 through Oct. 27, 2019, Weekends, 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Governors Island
  • Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan, New York Harbor
  • All Ages
  • FREE

New York Virtual Volcano Observatory brings the experience of exploring a volcano to Governors Island. Join volcanologists from CUNY and other NYC institutions to discover the complex life of magmas and volcanos – and the rich volcanic history of the New York region – through virtual reality experiences, a volcano sound gallery, guest speakers and kid-friendly activities.

Hands-on Geology
Touch volcanic rock (lava from New Jersey!) and examine rock crystals under a microscope.

Sonic Experience
Listen to the sound of the volcano, through recordings of actual eruptions and the music it inspired.

Virtual Reality
Explore volcanoes from across the world and close to home through virtual reality interactions.

About Governors Island

Ferries leave from Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6 and 10 South St., Manhattan

New York Harbor , NY


  • Standard hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-6pm; Friday and Saturday, 10am-10pm; Sunday, 10am-7pm


    The Friends of Govenors Island is the independent nonprofit that supports the Island with volunteers, financial resources and advocacy.


    • Work in partnership with the Trust for Governors Island and the National Park Service
    • Run the Island’s volunteer and membership programs
    • Raise money to supplement public funding for the Island
    • Act as the Island’s champion at City Hall and the nation’s capital

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