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Visiting the Life Sciences Greenhouse

We are closed from Friday, Dec. 23 until Monday, January 2. We'll reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 8:30.

The Life Sciences Greenhouse and Brout Orchid Collection are located on the 4th floor of the new Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, at the corner of College Street (Route 10) and North Park Street (terminus of Route 120), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

We welcome visitors Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4 pm. There is no admission charge. There are informative signs throughout the greenhouse to engage visitors on a self-tour. There is no need to make arrangements to visit.

We are closed on weekends and the following holidays:

Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving, and the week from Christmas Day through New Year's Day.

Parking is located on the north side of the building in Dewey parking lot.  The lot is behind the building at the corner of Lyme Rd. (Route 10) and North Park St (Route 120) .  As you park, please call the Parking and Transportation people at 603-646-2204.  Give them your license plate number, make, model and color of car.   Tell them that you’re visiting the greenhouse.  

The Life Sciences Center is in an "L" shape.  The elevator leading to the 4th floor greenhouse is at the bend of the "L".  There is a rear elevator that doesn't come to the public area of the greenhouse.

The facility is wheelchair accessible.  There are handicapped parking spaces at the front of the building in the bus circle.

Life Sciences Center


  • From Interstate 91, take exit 13, bear east into Hanover, turn left at the Green onto College Street.  The greenhouse is on the left at the first light on College Street.  The facility is clearly visible on the roof of the building.  Turn left at the light to enter into the parking lot.
  • From Interstate 89, take exit 18 onto Route 120, drive north into Hanover (4.6 miles).  At the corner of Route 120 and Route 10, go straight through the light into the parking area.  The Life Sciences Center is on the left.  
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