Visiting the Vanderbilt Museum with Children

Spend an intriguing afternoon with your children at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum in Centerport!
Planetarium | Museum | Mansion | Grounds | Workshops

The Reichert Planetarium

The view from inside the Reichert Planetarium

Is your child interested in space? Visit the Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium for a show in our full-dome, 360-degree theater! There are shows for all ages! Let Elmo and Big Bird teach your child about our universe or let one of our in-house astronomers teach them about our own night sky! With seasonal shows, educational content and musical laser shows, there is something for everyone at the Reichert Planetarium! Click here for showtimes.

The Vanderbilt Museum Wings

The Hall of Fishes

In the Nursery Wing your kids will enjoy seeing the mysterious, 3,000-year old mummy Mr. Vanderbilt acquired from Egypt in 1932. Beneath Mr. Vanderbilt’s elegant, paneled library, you’ll enjoy exploring his private, dramatically lighted Habitat, home to nine huge dioramas of animal and marine life. Click here for hours and admission prices.

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