Museum of Long Island Natural Science

Currently the Museum features exhibits on the geological history of Long Island, Long Island’s freshwater, Long Island Sound, and geologic time.

Museum Mission The Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences is associated with the Geosciences Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, Long Island, New York. Its mission is to promote education, research, and public service in the natural sciences. In this context, the Museum: provides science education programs to the community, public schools, and general public through lectures, seminars, exhibits, films, publications, and special projects; promotes science literacy and serves as a catalyst for continued exploration in the natural sciences; and acts as a community resource on issues of science and the environment through timely dissemination of information and provision of learning opportunities for the public and other organizations, agencies and institutions.

Directions to the Museum The Museum of Long Island Natural Sciences is located in the Earth and Space Sciences Building on the campus of the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
See campus map: Directions to Museum (pdf file)
By car take the Long Island Expressway (Route 495) to Exit 62 and follow Route 97 (Nicolls Road) north for 9 miles. Turn left onto the campus at the South Entrance. Follow South Drive to Marburger Drive. Turn right onto Marburger Drive and go around the rotary taking the second right heading west on Circle Road. Turn right onto Campus Drive and a quick left onto John S. Toll Drive. Park in the large parking lot (Red Faculty/Staff) on the right. The Earth and Space Sciences Building is the four story concrete building at the far left corner of the parking lot. Please pick up a temporary parking permit at the Museum office when the University is in session.
NOTE*: The museum is located on the campus of Stony Brook University. We are NOT the Museum on 25A.
By bus use Coram Bus Service, which provides routes from Coram, Port Jefferson, Lake Grove, Smith Haven Mall, St. James, and East Setauket. For schedules, rates, and routes call 732-5518.
By rail take the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Jefferson line. Change trains at Jamaica or Huntington, per timetable, for Stony Brook. Walk across North Loop Road onto campus. Follow the path past the Sports Complex and across Center Drive towards the tall brown-brick Physics and Math Buildings. Just beyond these is the concrete Earth and Space Sciences Building.

Museum Hours Open all year, Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Closed most New York State holidays.

Admission Admission is free. Donations are gratefully appreciated.

Staff and Contact Information

Salema Mahajan Pamela Stewart

Museum Curator Salema Mahajan
Adjunct Instructor in Biology
140 ESS
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790

Museum Curator Pamela Stewart
140 ESS
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790

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