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Digester Egg Tour Information & Registration

The December 9th 2014 Digester Egg Tour has been cancelled due to inclement weather. 2015 tour dates will be scheduled in the coming weeks.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection hosts monthly Digester Egg Tours at our Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Now in its fourth year, the Digester Egg Tour continues to receive media attention and has become a popular destination for those seeking an alternative local “thing to do.” Due to popularity, advance registration is required. Tours are free and open to the public.

The Digester Egg Tour includes an overview of the wastewater treatment process and tour of the digester eggs. Guests will be treated to unobstructed views of the iconic Manhattan skyline from the observation deck, a glass-enclosed walkway built atop the digester eggs.

Register below to reserve your spot on an upcoming tour. Available tour dates and times are listed. Please be sure to enter your correct email address. You should receive a confirmation email with important tour details within two hours of registering. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please try registering again.

Each tour participant is required to complete a separate registration form. If you are registering a friend, you must enter his/her name and email address.




Special Note for School Groups
The Visitor Center at Newtown Creek offers education programs for students in grades K-12. If you are a school teacher, youth leader, or other educator and wish to request a tour for your class, please email the Education Office at educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov.


Digester Egg Tour Registration

The November 19th and December 9th tours are now closed. If you registered for either tour, you will receive a final confirmation via email. If you have any questions or need to cancel your reservation, please email events@dep.nyc.gov.

Be sure to check back here for future tour dates, which will be posted in the coming weeks!




All guests will be required to sign a release form at the beginning of the tour. Children under the age of 18 must have a release form signed by a parent or guardian (please email events@dep.nyc.gov prior to the tour to request a release form). Sorry, no children under 12 are allowed.


The Digester Egg Tour starts at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood. We are easy to spot—just look for the bright orange building. The entrance is near the intersection of Greenpoint Ave and Humboldt St.

329 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222



Frequently Asked Questions
  • How long is the tour?
    The tour takes about an hour and a half.

  • Can I take photos or video during the tour?
    Still photography is allowed, but taking video is prohibited.

  • What should I wear?
    All attendees are required to wear closed-toe, flat-soled shoes. We reserve the right to deny participation in the tour if improper footwear is worn.

  • Can I get there via subway?
    Take the G train to Greenpoint Ave and use the exit marked Greenpoint/Manhattan Ave. Walk east along Greenpoint Ave; McDonald’s will be on your left. Cross McGuinnes Blvd and continue on Greenpoint Ave one block past Provost St. You will see the bright orange two-story Visitor Center building ahead.

  • What if I need to cancel my reservation?
    If you are confirmed for a tour but are no longer able to attend, please let us know via email at events@dep.nyc.gov so that we can offer your spot to someone else.