What’s Happening at the Vanderbilt

Planetarium to Reopen, Plus Lots of Summer Fun!

Reichert Planetarium Reopens June 4 Safety protocols – masks and six-foot social distancing – will be observed, including low seating capacity. Seats and restrooms will be cleaned between shows. Dave Bush, director of the Planetarium, said, “We are very excited to reopen and will offer a wonderful schedule of programming that appeals to a wide...
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Newspaper Profile: The Vanderbilt and How It Responded to the Pandemic

The Times Beacon Record Newspapers – six North Shore papers from Huntington to Port Jefferson – have published an interview with Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. The feature covered her background, the history of the Museum, the way the Vanderbilt staff and board responded to the pandemic, and how the...
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Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation Awards Covid-Relief Grant to Vanderbilt Museum

The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum has received assistance from The Robert David Lion Gardiner Foundation – a grant of $2,000 from its Reimbursement Operating Support (ROS) program. Elizabeth Wayland-Morgan, executive director of the Vanderbilt, said the Gardiner grant helped with the cost of the Museum’s service contract for website and IT support. “The pandemic created...
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Vanderbilt’s Great-Great Granddaughter Shoots Christmas Song Video at Estate

Singer Consuelo Vanderbilt Costin, the great-great granddaughter of William K. Vanderbilt II, collaborated recently with fashion designer Malan Breton on a new duet version of the classic I’ll Be Home for Christmas. The pair performed the song in a music video shot in November at her ancestor’s Centerport, Long Island, N.Y., estate, Eagle’s Nest, home...
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Earth Science, Astronomy Demonstrations for Visiting Families

Every Saturday and Sunday The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum’s Reichert Planetarium offers free earth science and astronomy demonstrations all day for young children each Saturday and Sunday. This Saturday only, October 10, the Museum will change its open hours to 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (to accommodate a late-afternoon wedding on the grounds). Regular hours...
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