Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium

The Vanderbilt Museum’s elegant Spanish-Revival mansion is the former home of William Kissam Vanderbilt II, great grandson of Commodore Cornelius. The 43-acre estate, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, overlooks Northport Bay and the L.I. Sound. Visitors take guided mansion tours, or may explore on their own the museum’s galleries of marine life, natural history and cultural artifacts, as well as its wild-animal habitats and dioramas. The Vanderbilt’s, Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium is a state-of-the-art, 147-seat facility that features educational and entertainment shows. Recently renovated, the planetarium is one of the largest and most advanced in the United States. In addition to its 60-foot domed theater, where some shows recreate celestial events, the planetarium has an Observatory with a professional-grade, 16-inch Meade reflecting telescope through which visitors can scan the real sky on clear evenings. During the day, visitors can view the sun safely through a new Lunt hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.

180 Little Neck Rd, Centerport, NY 11721


(631) 854-5562




Upcoming Events

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure Daytime Planetarium Show

From: 12:00 PM to 12:35 PM Explore the night sky with Big Bird, Elmo, and a friend from China named Hu Hu Zhu! In this show, you'll learn about the Big...

7/20 12pm
Solar System Odyssey Daytime Planetarium Show

From: 01:00 PM to 01:45 PM In this full-dome planetarium show for young children, take a futuristic journey through the Solar System. With Earth’s resources...

7/20 1pm
Night Sky, Live! Daytime Summer Planetarium Show

From: 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM This live-lecture presentation by an astronomy educator uses the Reichert Planetarium’s Starball to show the audience what the...

7/20 2pm
Incoming! Daytime Planetarium Show

From: 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the...

7/20 3pm
Stars: The Powerhouses of the Universe Daytime Planetarium Show

From: 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Journey to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars. Admission...

7/20 4pm

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C Armieri left a positive review 6/16/2018

I didn't attend it.