Photo courtesy of New York Virtual Volcano Observatory
New York Virtual Volcano Observatory
Weekly on Saturday and Sunday, starting from May 15, 2022, until Jul 31, 2022
Colonels Row - Colonels Row - Building 410A
The New York Virtual Volcano Observatory is a virtual volcano observation station in which visitors can experience what it is like to explore a volcanic activity through virtual reality and video installations, volcanic rocks from the Tri-State region, and special interactive events with volcanologists including a wax ‘lava-pouring’ demonstration.
While Eastern North America is not currently volcanically active, visitors will learn about the colossal volcanic eruptions that spanned New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut hundreds of millions of years ago when the Atlantic Ocean was first opening, and how these eruptions left their mark on the geology and landscapes all around us.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.