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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 4 weeks ago 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

3  Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

I love to listen Dr. Tyson explain the universe. Probably the most interesting, architecturally, planetarium I have visited.

1  Thank DenaNechama
Reviewed 28 April 2017

I visited the Griffith Observatory in LA and the Hayden Planetarium in NYC in the same month. I left Griffith with a great feeling. The place had a great vantage point of the city, there were a lot of free things you could see and...More

1  Thank melvai
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This show at the Hayden Planetarium is an experience I will never forget. Even though I saw the show today, I would see it again tomorrow. In the span of approximately twenty five minutes, the viewer experiences the unfathomable enormity of the universe in a...More

1  Thank Donnamcdofmd
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The show was visually stunning and enjoyably mind blowing. Would have been better were it not for the persistent talking behind. The staff in the theatre should be patrolling this better as it was frustrating. The topic of the Universe was very interesting and the...More

1  Thank JonCgiggle
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is not your typical planetarium show,this is an IMAX type movie featuring astronomer TYSON De GRASSE. Mr.De GRASSE is brilliant---a little too brilliant for children under ten. Some adults will even find the film a little over their heads.Instead of a projector they have...More

1  Thank JoeyKennedy
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The most intersting way of presenting science and space I have ever seen. The Planetarium is up to date, the cinemas are totally amazing and I learnt so much, it's better then anything else in the museum.

1  Thank kazmat182
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Astronomy spectacular, grounded in science but so fantastic (do we REALLY know the origins of the Universe?!) My head was spinning halfway through. More than worth the admission fee. Now I want to see Sagan's Cosmos over again

1  Thank levelgreenithaca
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This was interesting and fun to visit. This well worth seeing when visiting the Museum of Natural History.

1  Thank Rehsinup19
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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Are there displays of planets?
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..
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What was the light show called (years ago )
31 March 2017|
Response from WestSideKid | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember what the name was, I did see it, but many, many years ago. There is still a short sky show (the name years ago might have been some variation with "sky" in it), but for some reason that was not open on the... More
where are you located. need exact address. Also how does my city pass work for my grandson and I. I have a one year membership, Thank you
5 January 2017|
Response from MrSaturn64 | Reviewed this property |
The Hayden Planetarium is part of the American Museum of Natural History. It is inside of the same building, and is accessible from within the museum itself. (But if you must know, the address is 200 Central Park... More