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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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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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I love this 2nd time I've been Watched Dark Space very clever Cheap to get in online booking done from UK Great for kids and adults only takes 30 minutes

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love this 2nd time I've been Watched Dark Space very clever Cheap to get in online booking done from UK Great for kids and adults only takes 30 minutes

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Thank Enderstraveller
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get tickets in advance. The Dark Universe is absolutely wonderful. State of the art graphics. Information that all age groups will enjoy.

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Thank Richard M
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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99 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this planetarium is a perfect opportunity to learn about the universe. A major highlight is the video narrated by Dr. Tyson, called Dark Universe.

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Thank Hugo D
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this weekend and saw Dark Universe. Very cool, but was lost after the first 5 minutes. Wonder how they know all of this. Worth going too.

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New York City, New York
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33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Saturday and so expected the crowds. What we also expected was a bit of organization so that you can move about quite easily. That was greatly lacking. Signs were difficult to find and getting to see the main attraction, Dark Universe was quite an ordeal. You were taken in a lift to a dark waiting area... More 

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Thank Mike594
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

The planetarium show is a must see! The best graphics I have ever seen in any film. The show can sell out day of so try to get tickets early.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Staff were extremely unhelpful and at times very rude. Ticket machines taking money but not giving tickets so had to que a second time to purchase at counter, exhibits not sign posted adequately, show was 20 minutes late starting. Couldn't wait to get out of there!!!

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 385 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

WE went to a show at the Planetarium this morning. What a treat. The acoustics and visual quality of the show is spectacular. Neil deGrasse Tyson narrates the presentation, which is informative, interesting and very thought provoking. Go check this place out. We do, every time we visit the Big Apple.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

The current movie is fabulous although way above both my and my 6yos heads. I would go again and recommend to anyone visiting ny.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Apparently they have been doing some renovations for a while and all I can say is it was well worth the money. For my family we enjoyed the new screen the most and to say it is stunning is really playing it down as you really can imagine yourself floating in space and the clarity is amazing. If you get... More 

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