Maps & Directions

Maps & Driving Directions

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Getting Here

Our address is 101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952

Click here to get your own directions using Google
Click here to get your own directions using MapQuest

NOTES ABOUT DRIVING TO EARTHRISE –
Google, MapQuest & GPS devices direct you to the Institute of Noetic Sciences entry gate as though that is your final destination. To finish your journey to EarthRise, pass through the gate and drive along the meadow until you come to the green road signs that direct you up the hill to the left.

If you look at Google driving directions you have the added benefit of real photographic images (at a dry time of year) that might be helpful.

Please see below for details about getting off the freeway at the end of the trip, including important instructions for northbound travelers.

 


Driving Directions Southbound from Sonoma County

Hwy 101 Southbound from Petaluma, Santa Rosa, and points north:

  • Driving south on Hwy. 101, the San Antonio turn off is 2.5 miles past the “Gas & Shop” gas station on the 101 corridor. At the large green highway sign indicating San Antonio Road, turn right.*
  • This is a sharp turn that will put you onto San Antonio Road going in a northerly direction.
  • The gate to IONS will be on your left just about 3 tenths of a mile down the hill. There is a sign for the Institute of Noetic Sciences at the gate. Drive through the gate and follow the signs to the Institute.

*Going south on 101 you may notice a small street sign that says "San Antonio Road" at the bottom of a hill. Drive past that sign and look for the larger San Antonio Road sign about a half a mile down the highway.
 


Driving Directions Northbound from San Francisco or the San Francisco International Airport

Hwy 101 Northbound from San Francisco and points south:

If you're driving to EarthRise at IONS from the south (driving north on 101), there is only one safe option for getting off the freeway. You may be directed by GPS or Mapquest to turn at San Antonio Road. This is a dangerous turnoff. Please follow the directions as follows:

Directions for driving past EarthRise at IONS and turning off at the next Petaluma exit where you can turn around to approach from the north and avoid having to drive across dangerous highway traffic.

  • Take Highway 101 North through Novato until the Petaluma Blvd South exit
    This will take you a little north of EarthRise at IONS.
  • Exit at Petaluma Blvd South and follow the signs to 101 South, toward San Francisco.
    With this step, you're turning around to head back south on 101.
  • Approx. 2.5 miles past the “Gas & Shop” gas station, turn right at the large green highway sign indicating San Antonio Road.*
  • This is a sharp turn that will put you onto San Antonio Road going in a northerly direction.
  • The gate to IONS will be on your left just down the hill. There is a sign for the Institute of Noetic Sciences at the gate. Drive through the gate and follow the signs to the Institute.

*Going south on 101 you may notice a small street sign that says "San Antonio Road" at the bottom of a hill. Drive past that sign and look for the larger San Antonio Road sign about a half a mile down the highway.
 


Driving Directions from the East Bay/Oakland Airport

Take Highway 80 East
Exit Highway 37 toward Napa
Take Santa Rosa exit onto Highway 101 Northbound

Once you hit Highway 101 north you'll be joining northbound traffic from San Francisco. Please see the northbound directions above for the final part of your journey.

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