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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good21%
  • 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 2 weeks ago

This facility is a one-of-a-kind experience not to be missed. A great variety of perspectives are given to explain the origins and magnitude of the universe. These include physical representations, videos, and of course the planetarium itself. A couple of hours spent here are worth...More

Thank AthensBulldawg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could go to this show time and time again. It was exceptional. We both thoroughly enjoyed our visit and found it highly informative.

Thank Merseysidegran
Reviewed 8 October 2017

My husband and I visited this museum years ago. We enjoyed returning this year to see the spectacular architecture and depiction of the universe. I would recommend this easily understood illustration of scientific information about the universe for all ages. We walked to the museum,...More

Thank janc468
Reviewed 20 September 2017

I had visited the Hayden Planetarium many years ago and again only yesterday (9-19-17) and still can not get over what a wonderful experience it is. It was like flying through space; an out-of-body experience! Educational and entertaining at the same time. It is one...More

Thank JayS88
Reviewed 6 September 2017 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.

2  Thank pbuntarl
Reviewed 5 September 2017

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 18 August 2017 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 16 August 2017

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

1  Thank Arnold P
Reviewed 16 August 2017

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

3  Thank ChrisHaenen
Reviewed 9 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

1  Thank Nathalie P
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|
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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"???