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The Office of the Director of the Hayden Planetarium operates out of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Our mission is to bring the frontier of astrophysical research to the public via exhibitry, books, public programs, and on-line resources.

The Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History continues this mission with programs for school children, families, and teachers.

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Director's Message

A message from Neil deGrasse Tyson, the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium.

Hayden Planetarium


Mission Statement

Track the frontier of cosmic discovery and seek out and develop innovative ways to bring this frontier to the activities of the American Museum of Natural History.

Asimov Debate IMAX Balcony View



Major office activities of the scientific arm of the Hayden Planetarium.

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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