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Vistor's Center at Newtown Creek

Visitor Center at Newtown Creek

The Visitor Center is open for education programs by appointment only. If you would like to learn about public tours, please visit the Digester Egg Tour webpage.

Located at the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek is the only facility within the five boroughs where you can experience New York City’s water infrastructure. Through guided education programs, students can discover the journey our drinking water takes to get to our taps, the process of cleaning our wastewater before it is released into surrounding waterways, and stewardship opportunities.

Plan Your Visit

To request an education program for pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students, undergraduate and graduate classes, educators, and other professionals, visit our page on Explorable Places. Please contact our education office at educationoffice@dep.nyc.gov or 718-595-3506 for additional information.

Location

Visitor Center at the Newtown Creek WWTP
329 Greenpoint Avenue
Greenpoint, Brooklyn NY, 11222

The Visitor Center entrance is at the intersection of Greenpoint Avenue and Humboldt Street.

Educational Resources to Support Your Visit

We have a multitude of environmental education resources that will help to prepare you and your students for your program at the Visitor Center at Newtown Creek. To get started, we recommend viewing our New York City's Water Story Map, Secrets of New York: The Sewers, and these two education modules:

To see all of our educational programs, go to our main Environmental Education webpage.



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