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Hayden Planetarium

Central Park West and 79th Street, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024
+1 212-769-5100
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No need to settle for just looking at the stars - this $210 million planetarium is a virtual joyride through the universe.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Central Park West and 79th Street, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
+1 212-769-5100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No matter how many times you go, the planetarium show is always different and you always learn something new about the universe. The planetarium is attached to the Museum of Natural History and going to both on a combo ticket makes for an amazing day.

1  Thank pbuntarl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The planetarium is part of the National Museum of Natural History, and is housed in the same grandiose but old building. So as a first time visitor I found it hard to orient myself and it took some time to get the lay of the...More

Thank Georges_Payne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum of natural history and the planetarium always has something for everyone to see and enjoy. We were not disappointed

Thank terrwein
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It had been quite a while since we visited the Planetarium, but it still has the magic it had when I first saw it as an eleven year old. The program was the Dark Universe, and it is a mind bender. Narrated by Neil deGrasse...More

Thank Arnold P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mind that in order to get the planetarium you require and entry ticket to the Museum of Natural History. Allow at least an additional hour for the planetarium. The exhibition is interesting in itself, especially the part that explain the size of the Universe in...More

1  Thank ChrisHaenen
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were visiting the American museum of natural history and we picked the dark universe show at the planetarium. It was completely awesome. It was a real show, not only stars talk. At the end we could buy some nice photos of our group. It...More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I joined about 100 school groups (that's a slight exaggeration) at a showing of a very interesting film under the dome narrated and presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astronomer, about galaxies beyond our solar system....More

Thank LWL3333
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Hayden Planetarium is part of the NAtional History Museum of Art. The Space Show as big part of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space Show uses state-of-the-art technology to communicate cutting-edge science. Their video system projects across the theater's...More

5  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Our first visit to the Hayden Planetarium in many years, but I enjoyed it as much as ever. One of the better planetariums on the East Coast. The price for admission is only a suggested price, you can pay what you want, but you don't...More

8  Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Very interesting show on Dark Universe at the planetarium. Theater was comfortable and the presentation did an in depth look at the universe. The rest of the universe exhibits were interesting, but the movie made it worth the trip.

2  Thank CDR1959
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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18 August 2017|
Response from Arnold P | Reviewed this property |
General Admission Includes admission to all 45 Museum halls and the Rose Center for Earth and Space, but does not include special exhibitions, giant-screen film, or Space Show. Adult$23 Student (with ID)$18 Senior (ages... More
11 April 2017|
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Response from JoeyKennedy | Reviewed this property |
I did not see any exhibits of that kind but I didn't see the entire planetarium..
Lana B
31 March 2017|
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Response from Al S |
I think it was called, "Light Waves"???