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. 

Educational 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)

FALL SHOW SCHEDULE

Friday DAYTIME
Friday EVENING
Saturday daytime
Saturday EVENING
Sunday daytime

 

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.

 

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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, the planetarium staff will open the Observatory. To enhance what they have just learned, visitors can look through the 16-inch Cassegrain telescope to observe the objects discussed during the show.

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9:00 pm

EXPLORE

Humanity has always had a fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to modern-day astronauts and astronomers. This show begins with a look at how scholars and scientists throughout the ages used the sky as a calendar and clock to measure the passage of time. Their charts and star catalogs informed the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler, who in turn paved the way for space travel. In several beautiful scenes, the show demonstrates how today’s spacecrafts follow Kepler’s laws in stately maneuvers as they make their way from Earth to orbit and then — one day — on to other worlds.

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Laser Led Zeppelin

10:00 pm

Laser Led Zeppelin

Relive the innovative sounds of Led Zeppelin while enjoying an immersive visual treat of custom laser imagery. Songs include Immigrant Song; Good Times, Bad Times; Kashmir; Stairway to Heaven; and more. Please be aware, laser shows feature flashing lights.

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12:15 pm

The Little Star That Could

The Little Star That Could is a story about 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.

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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. Content includes stellar evolution, space exploration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the history of astronomy.

The stunning animation highlighting astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more, was created by the talented team of the National Space Centre (Leicester, UK). This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

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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.

 

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Exoplanets: Discovering New Worlds

3:00 pm

Exoplanets

Discovering New Worlds speculates on the existence of such 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. Produced by Loch Ness Productions.

 

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4:00 pm

EXPLORE

Humanity has always had a fascination with the stars — from ancient stargazers and astrologers to modern-day astronauts and astronomers. This show begins with a look at how scholars and scientists throughout the ages used the sky as a calendar and clock to measure the passage of time. Their charts and star catalogs informed the breakthrough discoveries of Nicolaus Copernicus and Johannes Kepler, who in turn paved the way for space travel. In several beautiful scenes, the show demonstrates how today’s spacecrafts follow Kepler’s laws in stately maneuvers as they make their way from Earth to orbit and then — one day — on to other worlds.

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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.

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9:00 pm

Incoming!

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Incoming! also gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach Earth.

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Laser Pink Floyd The Wall

 

10:00 pm

Laser Pink Floyd: The Wall

The Wall is considered one of the best classic rock albums of all time. Enjoy this timeless classic alongside imaginative laser visuals. Songs include Another Brick in the Wall; Mother; Comfortably Numb, and more. Please be aware, laser shows feature flashing lights.

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One World One Sky

12:15 pm

One World, One Sky

Elmo and Big Bird live in the United States and Hu Hu Zhu lives far away in China, but they discovered that they see the same stars at night.

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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. Content includes stellar evolution, space exploration, the electromagnetic spectrum, and the history of astronomy.

The stunning animation highlighting astronauts, spacecraft, telescopes, nebulas, clusters, and more, was created by the talented team of the National Space Centre (Leicester, UK). This dramatic program features the voice talent of Mark Hamill.

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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.

 

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3:00 pm - Earth, Moon, and Sun

3:00 pm

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.

 

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4:00 pm

Incoming!

Asteroids and comets have collided with our planet throughout its history, changing the course of life on Earth and shaping the world we know today. Incoming! also gives audiences a closer look at the scientific advances that may allow us to find and track cosmic threats before they reach Earth.

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