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Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

180 Little Neck Rd. Centerport , NY 631-854-5579

Technical and Production Coordinator, Dave Bush, left, and

Technical and Production Coordinator, Dave Bush, left, and Assistant Director of Planetarium Programming, Lorraine Vernola, right, operate the control console for the Geministar III projection system to project a real-time computer generated 3D model of the Milky Way Galaxy projected on the domed ceiling of the just-renovated Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium in Centerport. Visitors to the Planetarium's William and Mollie Rogers Theater will see not only new shows produced by planetariums in Britain, China and the United States, but also extraordinary NASA imagery recorded by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other satellites. (Feb. 28, 2013) Photo Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara

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Museum: $7, $6 students and seniors, $3 ages 12 and younger; for planetarium shows or guided mansion tours, add $6 a person.

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The former home of William K. Vanderbilt II, a 24-room Spanish Revival mansion and marine museum with exhibit areas containing marine science specimens, natural history dioramas, a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy and other artifacts. Events include plays, concerts, telescope viewings, and year-round planetarium shows (Friday evenings, Sat. day and evening and Sun. day).  Living history mansion tours, weekends, May 24 through end of August. 

Sites available for private functions, including weddings and parties.


11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tue.-Sat., noon-5 p.m. Sun. June 26-Sept. 3. Planetarium: Check website.


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Valentine's Day Dinner at the Mansion Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium, Centerport , NY

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