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Directions to the Planetarium

The Planetarium is located in the main lobby of Coykendall Science Building on the campus of SUNY New Paltz.

Google Maps link to the Planetarium

From the New York State Thruway (I-87)
Take New York State Thruway (I-87) to Exit 18. Turn left at the traffic light after toll booth. See “Once you have reached New Paltz“ below.

From the Mid-Hudson Bridge
Turn right onto Route 9W north. Proceed 2 3/4 miles to traffic light intersection with Route 299. Turn left onto Route 299 and proceed approximately 6 miles to New Paltz. See “Once you have reached New Paltz“ below.

Once you have reached New Paltz
Turn left at the third traffic light onto South Manheim Boulevard (Rt. 32 South). Turn right into the Main Entrance and bear right. From Admin. Parking Lot 15 walk northwest towards Coykendall Science Building.  The Planetarium is in the lobby of the Coykendall Science Building.  See map below.

All visitors who park on the SUNY New Paltz campus must display a valid Visitor/Day Parking Permit on the vehicle's dashboard or hanging from the rear view mirror, Monday - Friday between 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Park & Pay machines are located in the entrance of the Rt. 32 Lot, West entrance located on Hawk drive, off Rt. 208 and Elting Lot adjacent to Parker Theater. A Visitor/Day Permit is valid for the date of purchase only. (view our campus map.) Visitor/Day Permits purchased from the Park & Pay machines are date-stamped for 24 hours from purchase time. They must be purchased each day if necessary, and cannot be pre-bought.

For field trips: all buses/vans MUST park at Route 32 Parking Lot or Elting Main Parking Lot.  Busses are NOT allowed in the main parking lots.  Allow for a good 10 - 15 minutes to walk from the parking lots to the Planetarium.


Campus Map

Interactive campus map also available on the main New Paltz website.