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Hayden Planetarium

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Address: Central Park West and 79th Street, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024
Phone Number: 212 769 5100
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Description: No need to settle for just looking at the stars - this $210 million...
No need to settle for just looking at the stars - this $210 million planetarium is a virtual joyride through the universe.
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Architecturally very significant, the planetarium actually shakes. Beautiful execution spearheaded by the Rose family makes for a further star in the firmament of this outstanding... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Architecturally very significant, the planetarium actually shakes. Beautiful execution spearheaded by the Rose family makes for a further star in the firmament of this outstanding museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Just a really interesting experience to sit back and feel like you are surrounded by stars. Of course Neil DeGrasse Tyson narrates a very clear and informative show as well. We saw a show called Dark Universe about the history of the universe and seeing it all in perspective zooming through the stars is a really cool experience. The planetarium... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I think anyone with a curiosity of the Cosmos will benefit by visiting the Hayden Planetarium. So much to learn and is well worth it!

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This is a wonderful exhibit. There is so much to learn from the curator Eric DeGrass Tyson, who is the world rounound astro-physicist. He gives an extensive lecture on "Dark Matter" which is the most extensive matter in the universe. Everyone will learn from this experience. Also they have exhibits on Snakes and Spiders just what kids love.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The planetarium is really cool and attached to the Museum of Natural History. There is a movie that is shown that is like an IMAX movie and just visually stunning.

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I grew up with space launches, telescopes and NASA and this was equal parts boring for children and more knowledgeable adults. The "Deep Space" presentation looked like I was watching an analog television from the 70's, not a state-of-the-art planetarium show. I love Neil de Grasse Tyson but this was not worth it at any age

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Fremont, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

When my family traveled to NYC, I was the only one who wanted to go to the Natural History Museum, but I dragged along my older sister and parents, who are now into their sixties and typically bored by museums and the sciences. However, once we got into the Planetarium, every single one of us became excited and intrigued by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A great day out, educational, entertaining and inspirational. A great experience for both adults and children

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

There is no age for learning. No matter if you are young or old, for sure you will go out from this place knowing something new. I don't know a lot about planetariums, but this was amazing.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The scale of the universe exhibit was fascinating as were the lower level installations on galaxies and stars. We enjoyed the planetarium show - the rumble seats were a nice addition and the sound was great. The planetarium visuals need to be updated to reflect the current "HD" entertainment quality we've come to expect in this day and age. Especially... More 

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