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Directions to Pupin Physics Laboratories
on the Morningside Campus
of Columbia University

Unless otherwise noted, all of our outreach events are held in/on the Pupin Physics Laboratory. Pupin (pronounced pyoo' pin) houses the Physics and Astronomy Departments in the northwest corner of Columbia University's main campus. The main entrance to the Columbia University campus is located at Broadway and 116th Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.

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To Get to Columbia University

By Public Transportation:
The number 1 subway line and five bus lines (M4, M11, M60, M5, M104) serve the Columbia/Morningside Heights area. The Columbia stop is 116th Street. Do NOT use express trains Nos. 2 and 3 which follow a different route and do not stop at Columbia University. If you are on a 2 or 3 train from Midtown, change at 96th street to the 1 train across the platform.

By Car:
The most convenient route to Columbia from Downtown and Midtown is the 95th/96th Street exit of the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway). Use the 95th Street off-ramp and turn left onto Riverside Drive. Proceed north (uptown) to 116th Street. A right turn at 116th Street leads you to the campus gate. From the north, take the Henry Hudson Parkway (West Side Highway) to the 125th Street exit. Turn left on 125th and then north on Broadway (under the elevated subway line) or Amsterdam Ave (the next major intersection) and proceed to the main gates at 116th Street.

Street parking can be found in the neighborhood with persistence. There are parking garages located on 122nd Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue, on 120th Street at Riverside Drive, and at 114th Street and Amsterdam Ave. Typically in the evenings, some street parking is available on 120th St in between Broadway and Amsteram.

To Get to Pupin

In order to get to the Pupin Physics Laboratory, you need to enter the main campus at 116th Street and Broadway on foot (see University and Google maps above). There is no access to Pupin from 120th Street. Pupin is easily identified as the tall building in the northwest corner of campus with a green astronomical dome on top.

Pupin Hall

Upon reaching Pupin, follow the posted signs to the designated room for the lecture. Lectures are wheel-chair accessible. Observations are typically done from the roof and are not wheel-chair accessible.

Bring warm clothes for windy or cold conditions on the roof. Entrance to our events is free and open to all. No reservations are necessary. Just show up!


Pupin Hall