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Live animals, performances, stars, and stories in the Hayden Planetarium are just a few of the experiences your family will enjoy in this series that runs from October to June. Audience participation and hands-on activities are part of every encounter. Programs will engage families with children ages 4 to 11.

Upcoming Offerings

Andromeda

Family Astronomy in the Dome: I Spy in the Sky

October 18, 2014

The Hayden Planetarium invites our Youngest Astronomers for an evening of star hopping as we look at the fall and winter constellations of the nigh sky using the Zeiss Star projector. 

Past Offerings

Identification Day

Identification Day

May 10, 2014

Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to the annual Identification Day.

Wild World Wolves

Live Wolf Encounter

January 11, 2014

SOLD OUT - Meet Atka, an Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center (WCC) in South Salem, New York, on his visit to the Museum.

Family Astronomy: Creatures in the Sky

Family Astronomy

November 9, 2013

Join us in the Hayden Planetarium for an evening of star hopping, mythology, and stories of the sky.

Live Bat Encounters

Live Bat Encounter

October 5, 2013

Learn about and see bats from around the world with bat expert Rob Mies.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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