Planning a School Visit


Call (631) 854-5539 to schedule a program. 

One hour Museum/Planetarium Programs: 10:00, 11:15 and 12:45
Two-hour Museum Programs: 10:00 and 12:15

Program Fees
1 hour Museum/Planetarium Program – $9 
2 hour Museum Program – $13 
Combination 1 hour Museum & Planetarium Program – $14
Combination 2 hour Museum & Planetarium Program – $17
One complimentary ticket will be issued per 25 paid admissions.

A written confirmation will be sent with pre-visit materials. Please distribute these to all teachers attending the program(s).

A $75 deposit is due 30 days after booking your trip to secure the reservation. The balance is required 30 days prior to your visit or the reservation will be canceled.

The deposit will be refunded if the trip if canceled 90 days prior to the trip date.

Arrival Time
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program. Our programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be seated.

Only outdoor picnic tables are available. Students should bring a bag lunch.

We request that no more than one adult accompany every ten students. Siblings cannot be accommodated.

The Planetarium is fully accessible. The Museum is not accessible to wheelchairs.   

Museum Closings
The Museum and Planetarium will be closed if the Harborfields School District closes due to inclement weather. Please listen to local radio stations for closings. In the event of a delayed opening in Harborfields, please call 854-5539 to see if the Museum is open.

Customized Programs
The Vanderbilt Museum is able to draw upon a wide range of expertise. Programs beyond those listed may be available by special arrangement. These can be customized to suit the needs of particular classes or groups. We have been especially successful in developing programs for both gifted students and those with special needs.

Many of our school programs can be adapted for students who are unable to visit the Museum. The Vanderbilt Museum staff can send a representative to your school to provide a program for one or two classes at a time.

Please Note:  Food and beverages are NOT allowed in any of the buildings at the Museum or Planetarium. Cameras are NOT allowed in the Planetarium theater. 

Contact the Education Department

Education Contact Form