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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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Interesting and informative

Although most of it was over our heads, we enjoyed trying to understand our universe and loved the exhibits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Although most of it was over our heads, we enjoyed trying to understand our universe and loved the exhibits.

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

No words will ever help describe my feelings towards this. But I'll just simply say, thank you.. Informative, inspiring and very fun! A very cool place for adults as well as kids, there's so much to see, do and learn. Very well done!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

My family and I went to the museum and the planetarium during spring break. It was very crowded but still a good time. The show in the planetarium was amazing. It was like being on a ride but educational at the same time. It is worth paying a little extra to access both places.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The current program (Dark Universe) was very interesting but too short. I have not been to a planetarium for many years and was surprised that the entire show was a video.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The Hayden Planetarium will take you where no man has gone before. Wild 3d will make you feel like you are traveling through the heavens. Caution not suitable for anyone that is afraid of dark and loud noises.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

So well-done and we've seen some excellent space shows here. Obviously this is not for very young children or kids who might be afraid of darkness and unexpected loud noises (um, duh).

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Casselberry, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We went and saw a film there as part of our entrance into The Museum of Natural history. My wife has never been able to see 3d films.. They just look blurry to her. This is the first time that images actually popped off the screen to her. Great facility and great theater!

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were there on 14 February 2015 . Two tickets for the Dark Universe was around 54$ plus 4$ for coat check. The place, I mean theater is good, 3 D is not what I expected . I saw before much better quality. And it`s not language for people who don`t have anything common with all this staff. It`s like... More 

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Noosa, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

First up I would advise parents not to take children under the age of 10 to this show for a number of reasons. Firstly, it frightened a number of young children in our session who then had to be removed from the theatre with staff required to use torches and open the doors - annoying and disruptive for everyone, let... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The space show Dark Universe was a great experience. Not only did we get a journey through space and time, Neil deGrasse Tyson as a narrator made me want the show to last all day. The planetarium must be a thrill for the scientifically inclined, since it was an immense pleasure me and I don't know squat about astrophysics.

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