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“wonderful planetarium”
Review of Hayden Planetarium

Hayden Planetarium
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American Museum of Natural History
Ranked #142 of 1,111 things to do in New York City
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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.
St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“wonderful planetarium”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great way to see the night sky and get to view the universe. Easy to get to and there wasn't much of a line. The planetarium is a part of the American Museum of Natural history so make a day of it to see both.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank 774Beth
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Kensington, Maryland
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Very realistic”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

Small kids might be a little frightened by the awesome quality of the images here. My daughter burst out crying a couple of years ago because she actually thought one of the planets was going to fall out of the screen, onto us. I have seen kids as old as 6 or 7 do this, and honestly, even I get a little nervous. :-) This is a magnificent planetarium, worthy of the trip if you are anywhere near NYC. Honestly, the Museum of Natural History is a top reason we would even travel to NYC!! Love it.

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Anna P
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High Point, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
123 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“show is brief”
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

thirty minute dark matter show is pretty good and should get kids thinking about big ideas. but it feels rushed and glosses over hard concepts without explaining. worried that it might be frightening for a toddler but it was not.

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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100 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Awesome show - over too soon”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is an experience not to be missed. You are transported into the stars and feel like you are there. You even learn more about galaxies than you thought you wanted to know. It was a little disappointing that it was a bit less than 1/2 hour long, which made our admission of $29 pricy. The admission included the entire Museum of Natural History, but unfortunately we didn't have time for much of that. If you can do the museum too, it would be well worth it!

Visited July 2014
1 Thank Lynn M
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Boston, Massachusetts
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93 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Out of this world”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Planetarium and Rose Center for Earth and Space are a must see if you are traveling with tweens. My children dreaded another museum but loved every minute they spent here!

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Dee241
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