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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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Juli B
Reviewed 3 January 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

Thank Adam R
Reviewed 10 December 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

Thank izziebon
Reviewed 23 November 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

Thank Yudansha2017
Reviewed 8 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank Georges_Payne
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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Jordan O
19 January 2018|
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Response from Adam R | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not. The planetarium show is an additional charge. It is worth it.
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
10 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..