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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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Wonderful Place!

My husband and I spent a few hours here, and could have easily spent another few if we had the time. Our trip to NYC was only a few days, but so glad we took the time to visit. It... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent a few hours here, and could have easily spent another few if we had the time. Our trip to NYC was only a few days, but so glad we took the time to visit. It has a lot of information presented in a fantastic way.

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Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I need to rave about the amazing visual experience I've had at this planetarium! Seen Dark Matter, couldn't understand half the mambo jumbo behind the science, however, the graphics, amazing resolution, it's like I'm flying through space! At one point, I actually stretched out my hands towards the multitudes of galaxies and stars....was magical. It's a must-see!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The narrated short history of our universe is riveting and, I am told, perfectly accurate, something not true of all popularizations of science. The Hayden Planetarium, which can be done in under an hour, is located within the Museum of Natural History, which requires at least a few hours thoroughly to see.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

The planetarium shows space related shows at the Natural History Museum, several of which are narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson. They have beautiful visuals, and are interesting and informative. It costs an additional fee with the museum, unless you use CityPASS.

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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

We visited the museum with the New York City Pass and the Hayden Planetarium was included. The seats are very comfy, doesn't matter where you sit as you get a great show all around. The show is half a hour in length and at one point I did feel a bit sick. Luckily this did not last for long! Everything... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

First visit to a planetarium- well worth the visit- the show (approx 30 mins) was the highlight! Just be prepared for long lines!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Visiting NYC I was looking for an interesting way to spend a free afternoon, and found my way to the Hayden. Lots of families and kids, but crowds were well handled. Yes, I have a science background and this film brought rushing back memories of school, the excitement of physics, building radios, reading about the stars. So my own nostalgia... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

The dark universe is an awesome,cool display of the sky but this is what I felt like.🤔.I didn't understand a single word they said. Just go to museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

This was awesome and beats dusty old stuffed animals in dioramas any day. My 12 year old enjoyed it but kids younger than this would find it boring I think. For a science nut though it was great.

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Aventura, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

When I was a child I visited the Hayden Planetarium and learned the names of Planets. The 1/2 hour show,shows you the sky with masses of stars and how many Millions of years they are away. We took our 10 &11yrs olds, they got nothing out of it. No education at all. My Wife and I got out of it... More 

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