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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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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
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Central Park West and 79th Street, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024
Upper West Side
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+1 212-769-5100
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"dark universe"
in 35 reviews
"museum of natural history"
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"dark matter"
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"big bang"
in 11 reviews
"solar system"
in 9 reviews
"rose center for earth and space"
in 6 reviews
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"general admission"
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"central park west"
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"learn something"
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"gift shop"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were a group of 10 from ages 13 to 77 and "Dark Universe" abysmally failed at educating, teaching, communicating. Of course, Tyson's booming voiceover is impressive and the pop! bang! of the otherwise-boring sky visuals keeps you (literally) awake, but they're meaningless to learn...More

1  Thank nycfreckles
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I cannot emphasise the sense of awe I felt at the architecture in the Rose Center for Earth and Space: especially during the de Grasse-Tyson-narrated planetarium short film experience (Dark Matter). The production and venue were both superb and made me feel distinctly better about...More

Thank Draco8
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The movie should have been more friendly to the average person instead of assuming the audience would be full of scientists. it should have and could have been more entertaining. They could have started with 10 minutes of constellations which is what people want to...More

1  Thank tom2740
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Reviewed June 24, 2018

I have been coming here for years and love the Hayden. It is well organized and even though it may seem like there are a crush of people waiting to get it, it is all run very smoothly. Kudos to the staff. If you do...More

7  Thank BLDTraveler
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Reviewed June 13, 2018 via mobile

We chose the Planitarium ticket as part of the general admission to the Museum and didn't regret it. It was very busy but organised well by the staff. The show was great, very interesting and very well created, would recommend to anyone visiting NY/the museum.

1  Thank sarahrawlings89
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Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

It was my first time visiting a Planetarium after i had time issues when visiting the one in Nagoya, Japan. This one was really nice. We went an hour before closing so we had free admission.

2  Thank Samuel D
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

I had a 3 star experience at the Planetarium, a place I'd wanted to visit for 7 years. This was almost entirely because of a screaming child whose father refused to take him out. This obviously isn't the museum's fault, and the undisrupted experience of...More

Thank Steve L
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Reviewed May 31, 2018 via mobile

Lots of info about the local astronaut and the Apollo missions. Good “planet” displays with up to date info. Families love it here

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Reviewed May 30, 2018

If you haven't been in a while it is worth re-visiting. The `star show' is called Big Bang and narrated by Neils Degrass. The new digital images are just awesome. The venue is a great synopsis of everything universal!

1  Thank DR186
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

Great way to learn about the universe and space. Will love the space show and Big Bang theater. Fun for all.

Thank Sarah D
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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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johnmarym3
August 2, 2018|
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Response from BLDTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Think of it as an IMAX for a show about space with really comfortable seats. The show is not long, but always interesting. Subjects vary over time. Look to see what is the current offering.
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calummccue
July 19, 2018|
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Response from Fenners_in_Bermuda | Reviewed this property |
Hi... The Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Natural History is an absolute must when visiting NYC... We were there a couple of months ago and went to the Dark Universe show... Absolutely spectacular and very easy on the... More
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Leonard R
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Adam R | Reviewed this property |
Good question!
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