Earth Science Education



Directions to Stony Brook

Directions to Stony Brook University and the ESS Building

From exit 62 of the Long Island Expressway (LIE, I-495) follow Nicolls Road (Route 97) north for nine miles. Pass the South and Main entrances to the University.

Enter the North entrance which will be on your left. 

At the top of the small hill, turn right onto Circle Road. 

Proceed about 1 mile. 

Turn left onto Campus Drive and then immediately turn left again onto John S. Toll Drive. 

Proceed about 50 yards then turn right into the large paved parking lot. 

After 4 pm on weekdays and on weekends you can park anywhere in the lot.

Before 4 pm park in the spaces with paid meter parking. 

See parking map at

The Earth and Space Sciences building is the large concrete building at the northeast end of the parking lot.