The opening of the Rose Center in February 2000 represented one of the most exciting chapters and most ambitious achievements in the Museum's long and distinguished history.
The Rose Center encompasses a completely rebuilt Hayden Planetarium and spectacular exhibition halls that explore the vast range of sizes in the cosmos; the 13-billion-year history of the universe; the fascinating nature of galaxies, stars, and planets; and the dynamic features of our own unique planet Earth.
Experience the magnificent Hayden Sphere, which features the world's largest virtual reality simulator. Housed within is the Space Theater in its upper half and the Big Bang Theater in its lower hemisphere.
Upon exiting the Big Bang Theater, visitors journey through a dramatic, spiraling ramp that shows 13 billion years of cosmic evolution.
SCALES OF THE UNIVERSE
This unique exhibit explores the vast range of sizes in the cosmos - from the observable universe - to our planet - to a tiny electron.
HALL OF THE UNIVERSE
View the discoveries and explorations of modern astrophysics in this 7,000 sq-ft hall. The Hall features exhibit islands rich with astronomical imagery, rotating video displays, computer interactives, and more.
HALL OF PLANET EARTH
This Hall combines touchable rock specimens with computer interactives, video, and soundscapes to convey the power and beauty of planet Earth.