What’s Happening at the Vanderbilt

Ornithologist to Lead ‘Owl Prowl’ After Dark

Ornithologist James MacDougall will present Owl Prowl, the third in his series of Bird Talks, on the evenings of Friday and Saturday, September 4-5. Bring your flashlight. Meet at 8:00 pm the Eagles at the Vanderbilt front gate. MacDougall is an ornithologist with the Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Refuge Center in Hampton Bays, N.Y. Admission: Members...
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Vanderbilt Museum Marks 70th Anniversary

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum – one of the last of the more than 1,200 Gold Coast estates on Long Island – is observing its 70th anniversary this month as a unique destination for education, history, and culture. William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944) foresaw the potential for his Eagle’s Nest estate and private museum to...
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Fundraiser: ‘Christmas in July!: Movies with Santa’

Join Mr. Claus July 22-25 to See ‘Home Alone’ Santa Claus will host Christmas in July! A Night at The Movies on July 22-25 at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s drive-in movie theater. Santa will visit in his decorated jeep wearing sunglasses and vacation attire. He will arrive at 8:00 pm. Featured: the classic Christmas...
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Vanderbilt Opens Marine Museum, Galleries, Dioramas

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum enters Phase 4 of the New York State and Suffolk County reopening on Saturday, July 11. Now, visitors will be able to enjoy more Vanderbilt attractions: the first floor of the Hall of Fishes marine museum; the Habitat and Stoll Wing animal dioramas; and the first-floor natural-history and cultural-artifact galleries...
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Designers Present Third Annual ‘Gardeners Showcase’

Transformed Gardens on View through September Eleven local nurseries and garden designers, plus the Museum’s corps of volunteer gardeners are taking part in the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s third annual Gardeners Showcase. They redesigned and transformed garden areas, planted new perennials, annuals, shrubs, and trees—and enhanced the beauty and ambience of William K. Vanderbilt II’s...
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