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Governors Island will be open until 7 PM on Monday, October 14 with Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries will running on a weekend schedule.

Governors Island will be open until 7 PM on Monday, October 14 with Manhattan and Brooklyn ferries will running on a weekend schedule.

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. (Image credit: Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Brett Carr)

Getting there
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Hours
Saturday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am — 5:00 pm