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Digester Egg Tour Information & Registration

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

Digester Egg Tour Registration

The Valentine’s Day Digester Egg Tour is back by popular demand! Space is limited, so please sign up before the lists close.

If your plans change after you’ve signed up and you can’t attend, please let us know by emailing to so that we can offer your seat to someone else.

Please also check back here for:

  • Tour cancellation due to inclement weather (it’s winter, it’s happened!)
  • To sign up for the Wait List (yes, they’ll be one for each tour!)
  • New tour dates to be added for 2015 (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 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 so that we can offer your spot to someone else.