NYC’s Stranger Things: The Experience has already been met with rave reviews by New Yorkers and visitors alike. With out-of-this-world visual effects, iconic sets and tons of nostalgic memorabilia, this is a trip back to the ‘80s you seriously don’t want to miss!
Once you do purchase your tickets, you’ll probably be wondering how to get there – and lucky for you we’ve mapped out all the modes of transportation. Located in the historic Brooklyn Navy Yard, there are many convenient options whether you want to channel the hit show and ride a bike with your crew, or travel by NYC waterways.
So, here are 5 easy options for your trip into the Upside Down! Just don’t get eaten by a demogorgon along the way…
How to get to the Stranger Things Experience in NYC:
1. By NYC Ferry
One of the easiest ways to get to the Brooklyn Navy Yard is by NYC’s own ferry service. You can take the NYC Ferry directly from Pier 11/Wall Street and it will drop you off at the Navy Yard’s Dock 72, a quick 10 minute walk from the experience! It’s on the Astoria Ferry Route, which means you can also travel easily from Astoria, Long Island City and East 34th St. by boat.
Some added perks? Seeing awesome views of the city from the water, plus you can buy snacks, beer and wine on board!
2. By Rideshare or Car
Another convenient way to make it to the Stranger Things Experience is by rideshare or taxi. You can directly type in “Stranger Things: The Experience NYC” or “Duggal Greenhouse” into the Uber or Lyft app for your destination, so your driver can easily take you right to the building. Public Parking is available on Flushing Avenue and adjacent side streets — however, parking within the Brooklyn Navy Yard is for authorized vehicles only and is subject to towing without a BNY sticker.
The easiest way to enter the Navy Yard is through the Sands St. Gate Entrance, which is open 24/7. If you enter through another gate, just take into account its opening hours:
- Cumberland Street (and Flushing Ave): open to vehicles Monday – Friday 5am – 11pm, Saturday – Sunday 9am – 6pm; open to pedestrians 24/7
- Clinton Ave (and Flushing Ave): open to vehicles and pedestrians 24/7
- Clymer Street (and Kent Ave) : open to vehicles and pedestrians Monday – Friday 5am – 9pm, Saturday – Sunday 5am – 1pm
- Market Street (B67 Bus Stop): Monday – Friday / 5am – 7pm
3. By Bike
This is an especially on-brand way to head to the super ’80s experience…make like the Stranger Things gang and ride a bike there! Use your own, or rent a Citi Bike (they even just launched some new electric versions).
There are plenty of Citi Bike docks within the Navy Yard – but the closest one to the Stranger Things Experience is at the Sands St. Gate entrance. Just dock your ride & follow the signs to the grand entrance for a five-minute walk.
4. By Subway (+ Walk)
Though it requires a bit more walking, you can take the F Train to the York St. stop and then walk about 15 minutes (through the Sands St. Gate entrance) to the experience. With all the beautiful weather in the forecast for this month, it’s not a bad option!
You can also take the A/C to Jay St./MetroTech and transfer to the B67 bus (see more on that below).
5. By Bus
The MTA’s B67 bus stops inside the Navy Yard at the Sands Street gate (near Wegmans), on Market Street (across from Building 77) and at the Clymer Street/Kent Ave gate. We recommend getting off at Sands St. since it’s open 24/7 and is just a five-minute walk to the Stranger Things entrance. If you get off at another stop, those gates have limited hours (see them on #1 of this list).
The B67 bus connects the Navy Yard with parts of Williamsburg, DUMBO and Boerum Hill. You can see the route and list of stops on the MTA website here.
No matter which way you’re coming from, you can type in “Stranger Things: The Experience” straight into Google Maps.