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“Great museum” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hayden Planetarium

Hayden Planetarium
Central Park West and 79th Street, American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024 (Upper West Side)
212 769 5100
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American Museum of Natural History
Ranked #107 of 1,633 things to do in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: No need to settle for just looking at the stars - this $210 million planetarium is a virtual joyride through the universe.
new york
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

it was a lot of fun, I went with a 7 year old nephew and he and I both had a lot of fun, the sky show was fantastic, and we also liked the cafe!

Visited August 2012
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“Cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

The old planetarium was a dump. The new one is a striking work of architecture, and its openness makes it enjoyable to visit, especially for kids.

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New York City, New York
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“Laser show only”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

DO the laser show, it's a great show. The rest of the planetarium was ok. Natural History museum is nice. Laser show is a bit expensive.

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Brooklyn, Ny
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“Great for Kids and the Star Struck.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

We all know what a Planetarium is. That being said, New York's Planetarium is one of the best you'll ever find. You'll know exactly how much time you'll have when visiting so if your limited in cash and in the area, why not try it along with NY's Museum of Natural History.

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“The sky's the limit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

I have loved this place since I was a child 50 years ago. But I can no longer afford it; it's gotten outrageously expensive. Too bad. As a kid it was a place of grand wonderment and education. I don't think many young children or teens could afford it anymore.

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