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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.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average9%
  • 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
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the places I've always wanted to visit. Screw Time Square - bring on the science! I'm so glad we got to make it in! The museum as a whole is pretty great - we did see some other exhibits while we...More

Thank CopperLeah
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have time when you visit New York, go to the Museum of Natural History and check out the 'Dark Universe' show at the Hayden Planetarium... it literally blew my mind. It's a Hollywood standard production lasting 20 minutes or so, is very reasonably...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

We went to the planetarium on a Saturday when a learning exhibition was happening. It was very interesting and we learned quite a bit. Took the walkway tour of "the Big Bang" exhibits and enjoyed it. The planetarium show narrated by Neil DeGrass Tyson was...More

1  Thank Alanhimmelstein
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Reviewed March 21, 2018

Very nice museum. Lots of exhibits worth the price and time. Very much worth taking the time to go. A must see.

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Reviewed March 2, 2018

The planetarium is a wonderful place to visit and all of the exhibits and films we saw were very educational. It is a bit of a maze to get around, but the map was helpful. The volunteers were amazing and so very knowledgeable. We finally...More

9  Thank Honeebee2
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Reviewed January 23, 2018

I hadn't been for many years. [before 9-11] I liked the way they had redone the dinosaur area and the short explanation about what your were seeing and where it was found! We also saw the American Native exhibit which was also vwery well done....More

2  Thank Juli B
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Reviewed January 3, 2018

Another iconic NYC destination. The scales to find your weight on other worlds have been there since the dawn of time, but now are fancier. The shows are great and a must-see. The exhibits are spectacular...and you will inevitably leave with a greater awe for...More

2  Thank Adam R
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Reviewed December 10, 2017

Our second time, this time with the new 'Dark Universe' show (not as good as the one a few years ago which re-counted the time from the 'big bang' onwards, as though you were the Creator!!) Excellent though; makes you appreciate the scale of the...More

3  Thank izziebon
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Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

It’s been many years since seeing a show at a planetarium, so viewing the Dark Universe was a shock to the visual and auditory senses. Not to mention the theatre (inside the Sun) vibrates! Definitely the highlight of our Museum of Natural History tour. Would...More

1  Thank Yudansha2017
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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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It’s not free but included as part of your ticket purchase to the Museum of Natural History. When you buy your ticket, you can purchase one event for an additional $3 or so. You can select the event as being the show at the... More
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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
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