Live presentation shows what the Long Island night sky will look like on the very day you visit.
This remarkable mansion offers an intimate look at the life of a privileged family from the Jazz Age through the Second World War. Visit today and enter an enchanting time capsule of a vanished era.
Mr. Vanderbilt’s oceanic expeditions and unprecedented circumnavigations of the globe make it possible for visitors to journey around the planet without leaving Long Island.
The Reichert Planetarium is one of the finest and most advanced in the United States. Visit today and experience seasonal shows and special features for children, family and school audiences.
Whether you’re interested in seeing a beautiful ballet or attending a collectible cars show, the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium has events and activities that everyone in the family can enjoy.
Learn more about the many benefits of becoming a supporting member of the Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium. From unlimited grounds access and tour tickets, to discounts on current planetarium showings.
The Planetarium’s William and Mollie Rogers Theater offers all-new programs for visitors of all ages.
Click the links below and check out current attractions. Then stop by for a show and fasten your seat belts for an amazing ride through space!
Dynamic Earth explores concepts and terms essential to understanding the climate.
Journey to the farthest reaches of the galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of Stars.
Elmo and Big Bird live in the US and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they see the same stars at night.
This exciting new program presents the latest information about the fascinating, extreme world of black holes.
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More About the Vanderbilt Mansion, Museum & Planetarium
The spectacular Spanish-Revival mansion and museum of William K. Vanderbilt II in Centeport, New York, is one of the few remaining estates on the legendary North Shore of Long Island. The mansion, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is a time machine to a rare and privilged way of life along Long Island’s Gold Coast, which once held the largest concentration of wealth and power in the United States.
Now the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, the 43-acre estate is a popular historic, cultural and scientific destination for regional visitors. The newly renovated, state-of-the-art Planetarium–with an advanced Konica Minolta projection system, full-dome video ad surround-sound offers visitors a thrilled immersive experience that takes them to the outer reaches of the Solar System.
The Vanderbilt includes a Marine Museum, wild-animal habitats and dioramas, and galleries with collections galleries of natural-history specimens and ethnographic aritfacts from Africa, Asia and the South Pacific.