Reichert Planetarium Show Schedule

Adults: $16
Students with ID and Seniors: $15
Children 12 and under: $13
Members and Children under 2: free  (excludes Library Memberships)

 

 

All daytime planetarium show tickets include

access to the grounds as well as exhibits in

the Vanderbilt Mansion and Marine Museum.

Tours of Mr. Vanderbilt’s living quarters within the mansion are an additional charge. For more information about our tours, please click here. 

Planetarium Shows:
Adults: $10
Students with ID and Seniors: $9
Children 12 and under: $8
Members, Children under 2: free (excludes Library Memberships)

Laser Shows:
Adults: $17
Students with ID and Seniors: $15
Children 12 and under: $14
Members, Children under 2: free (excludes Library Memberships)

Planetarium Show Schedule

February 13 - March 25 2023
Friday DAYTIME
Friday EVENING
Saturday DAYTIME
Saturday EVENING
Sunday DAYTIME

2:00 pm

Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

Recommended for ages 6+

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Long Island Skies Poster

8:00 pm

Long Island Skies

This live presentation for the whole family, developed by the Vanderbilt Planetarium staff, uses the star projector to its fullest capabilities. The program introduces the brilliant night sky that can be seen on Long Island from everyone’s backyard, including seasonal constellations, stars and deep-sky objects. Following the program, and weather permitting, visitors can visit our observatory to look through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope and observe the objects discussed during the show.

Recommended for ages 6+

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Laser Michael Jackson

9:00 pm

Laser Michael Jackson

The King of Pop’s timeless hits and amazing musical career live on in this laser show. Songs include The Way You Make Me Feel, ABC, Thriller, Billie Jean, Bad, and more.

Recommended for adults

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12:15 pm

The Little Star That Could

This program tells the story of Little Star, an average yellow star in search for planets of his own to protect and warm. Along the way, he meets other stars, learns what makes each star special, and discovers that stars combine to form star clusters and galaxies. Eventually, Little Star finds his planets.

Recommended for ages 4-8

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1:00 pm

Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

Recommended for ages 6+

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2:00 pm

Night Sky Live! 

This live-lecture presentation by an astronomy educator uses the Reichert Planetarium’s Starball to show the audience what the Long Island night sky above them will look like on the very day they visit. This “traditional” planetarium program highlights seasonal constellations, stars and year-round celestial events.

Recommended for ages 6+

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Exoplanets: Discovering New Worlds

3:00 pm

Exoplanets: Discovering New Worlds

This dynamic show speculates on the existence of extraterrestrial life, and points out nearby civilizations may already know about us — from our radio and TV broadcast signals. Someday, we may find those societies and marvel at their technological achievements.

Recommended for ages 12+

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An image of a satellite in space, above the word Explore

4:00 pm

EXPLORE

Humanity has always had a fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to the breakthrough discoveries of physicists and astronomers. EXPLORE is a compelling story of skygazing, scientific discovery, and the wonders of exploration: past, present, and future.

Recommended for ages 14+

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8:00 pm

Night Sky Live!

This live-lecture presentation by an astronomy educator uses the Reichert Planetarium’s Starball to show the audience what the Long Island night sky above them will look like on the very day they visit. This “traditional” planetarium program highlights seasonal constellations, stars and year-round celestial events.

Recommended for ages 6+

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Laser Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon

9:00 pm

Laser Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon

This show creates a mind-bending experience by combining the soundtrack from one of rock’s most powerful albums with stunning laser lights. Songs include Time, Money, Us and Them, Eclipse, and more.

Recommended for adults

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One World One Sky

12:15 pm

One World, One Sky

Big Bird, Elmo, and their new friend Hu Hu Zhu learn about stars, constellations, and the Moon by using their imagination to take a trip into space.

Recommended for ages 2-8

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1:00 pm

Stars

Every star has a story. Some are as old as time, faint and almost forgotten. Journey to the furthest reaches of our galaxy and experience both the awesome beauty and destructive power of stars. This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

Recommended for ages 6+

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2:00 pm

Night Sky Live 

This live-lecture presentation by an astronomy educator uses the Reichert Planetarium’s Starball to show the audience what the Long Island night sky above them will look like on the very day they visit. This “traditional” planetarium program highlights seasonal constellations, stars and year-round celestial events.

Recommended for ages 6+

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Earth Moon Sun

3:00 

Earth, Moon, and Sun

This family show explores the relationship between the Earth, Moon and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions, who has many misconceptions about Earth and its most familiar neighbors. Native American stories are used to help distinguish between myths and science.

Recommended for ages 7+

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4:00 pm - Incoming

4:00 pm

Incoming!

Narrator George Takei takes viewers on a journey through the solar system to explore comets, asteroids, meteors, and what happens when they strike Earth.

Recommended for ages 10+

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