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Vanderbilt Museum hosts Halloween event

Suffolk’s Vanderbilt Museum will reopen its planetarium March

Suffolk’s Vanderbilt Museum will reopen its planetarium March 15. The planetarium will feature new shows produced by planetariums as far away as Great Britain and China, as well as high-definition video from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and other satellites. Photo Credit: Handout

The planetarium at the Vanderbilt Museum, closed since August for a multimillion-dollar renovation, is opening its doors in Centerport again for just one night this month.

The venue will host an interactive Halloween program, “Our Night Out: Story Time Under the Stars,” at 6 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the planetarium.

Museum officials said they decided to reopen the planetarium temporarily for the event due to “public demand for this very popular program.”

The program features the reading of stories as pictures are displayed on the dome above. Children will be issued noisemakers and urged to make sound effects during the stories, while also learning about the stars in the sky.

The event, which costs $7 per person, will conclude at 7 p.m. with a small parade of children in their Halloween costumes.

The renovation project at the planetarium is scheduled to be completed in the spring.

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