Welcome to the Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt Museum Visitor's Guide


The Museum and Planetarium will be open Fridays from 12 pm - 5- pm,
and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am - 5 pm.
The Planetarium also offers shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7, 8, and 9 pm.
Museum and Estate grounds close at 5:00 pm. Last admissions at 4:30 pm.
Sun. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Mon. Closed
Tue. Closed
Wed. Closed
Thu. Closed
Fri. 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sat. 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday / Saturday – 7pm-10pm Planetarium Only

Admissions Information

General Admission

General Admission includes access to the Vanderbilt Mansion (including the Habitat and Stoll Wing animal dioramas, and natural-history and cultural-artifact galleries in the Memorial Wing), The Hall of Fishes marine museum, Planetarium exhibits, and the grounds and gardens.

Adults – $12
Seniors – $10
Students (with ID) – $10
Children under 12 – $8
Military & children under 2 – FREE

Purchase Tickets Here

Become a Member

Memberships are a wonderful way to support the Vanderbilt Museum. Members enjoy many benefits, including:

  • Complementary General admission, Mansion tours, and Planetarium shows
  • Exclusive discounts on special and seasonal events
  • A 10% discount in the Gift Shop

We offer several different Membership levels. For more information, please visit our member information page. Become a Member.

Become a Member!

Mansion Tour

Guided tours of the Vanderbilt family living quarters in the Mansion transport visitors back in time to the life of William K. Vanderbilt II. 

Mansion Tours can be added to a General Admission ticket for $8 (only at Admissions and not online). Capacity is limited to 12 visitors per tour.

If you are interested in a private tour of the family’s living quarters in the Mansion, please contact Carol at carol@vanderbiltmuseum.org for more information.

More Information

Daytime Planetarium Shows

Discover the visual wonders of the Reichert Planetarium, where our Konica Minolta Infinium star projector and full-dome video transport you across the universe.

For more detailed information about current shows and ticket prices, or to reserve your tickets, view our full show schedule HERE. Please plan to arrive 20-30 minutes prior to your show to ensure you are able to enter the theater on time.

Show Schedule and Tickets

Evening Planetarium Shows

In the evening, the Reichert Planetarium offers shows more suitable for family and adult audiences, including live talks and tours of the night sky and laser-light shows set to classic rock and popular music.

We offer evening planetarium shows on Fridays and Saturdays at 7, 8, and 9 pm. Each lasts approximately 45 minutes. For details about current programs, and ticket prices, or to reserve your tickets, view our full show schedule HERE.

Show Schedule and Tickets

Estate Walk and Talk Tours

Guided tours of the exterior of the Vanderbilt Mansion explore the unique architecture, collections, Vanderbilt family history, and Eagle’s Nest estate.

Outdoor tour tickets are available seasonally.

Discounts and Promotions

Northwell Health Discount

Northwell Health employees receive 20% off on regular Admissions, Planetarium, and Mansion tickets by presenting an employee ID.

Museum Association Discounts

NARM: North American Reciprocal Museum cardholders receive 2 adult General Admissions with their card.

AAM: American Alliance of Museums cardholders receive 2 adult General Admissions with their card.

Library Membership

The Library Membership covers free General Admission for up to 2 adults and 4 children.

Both Planetarium show and Mansion tour are add-ons for an additional charge and subject to availability. We cannot make reservations for shows and tours in advance with the Library Pass at this time. 

Military Discount

Both active-duty and veteran members of the military receive free General Admission.

Active-duty patrons also can bring up to 5 guests for free General Admission.

Bank of America's Museums On Us

By presenting a Bank of America card on the first full weekend of every month (Saturday-Sunday), each Bank of America cardholder receives 1 free General Admission ticket.

Museums On Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders.


Plan Your Event With Us

Weddings - Birthday Parties - Corporate Events

For weddings, birthday parties, and corporate events, please fill out our events form.


Professional Photography - Private Mansion Tours

For information on photo shoots and private/group tours, please contact

Carol at carol@vanderbiltmuseum.org