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Featured Planetariums/Observatories

Cradle of Aviation Museum

At the Cradle of Aviation Museum, groups can explore over 150,000 square feet featuring 75 air and spacecraft from a hot air balloon to an actual Lunar Module. Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. Tel: 516-572-4066. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Charles And Helen Reichert Planetarium

The advanced Charles and Helen Richtert Planetarium offers educational and fun programs, sky shows that recreate celestial events on the 60-foot dome, and special features produced and constructed by trained astronomy educators. Address: Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, NY 11721. Tel: 631-854-5538. Cost: Fee.

Custer Observatory, Southhold

Groups can enjoy a documentary on astronomy before viewing a show in the 22’ dome, which contains a 25” Obsession telescope. 115 Main Bayview Rd., Southold, NY 11971. Tel: 631-765-2626. Cost: Fee.

Hudson River Museum

Inspire your group to become future astronomers with planetarium shows that focus on galaxies, astronauts, and more. 511 Warburton Avenue Yonkers, NY 10701. Tel: 914-963-4550. Cost: Fee.

JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium

Educational dome programs aim to teach groups about astronomy, astrophysics and earth sciences. Cradle of Aviation Museum, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530. Tel: 516-572-4066. Cost: Fee.

Potsdam Planetarium

Located in the basement of SUNY Potsdam's Stowell Hall, shows in the planetarium focus on constellations, the sun, and more. 44 Pierrepont Avenue, Potsdam, NY 13676. Tel: 315-267-3441. Cost: Free.

Rochester Museum and Science Center

Explore three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits in science, technology, natural science, and regional cultural heritage! 657 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Tel: 585-271-1880. Cost: Fee.

The Interactive Museum

23 Center St., Middletown, NY 10940. 845-344-3131. Exhibits focus on the natural sciences, rock and mineral specimens, and an arts and crafts corner. Free.

Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium

The Spitz A3P star ball projects 4000 stars onto our 24-foot diameter dome. Planetarium can accommodate 60 people for each show. Department of Earth Sciences and Science Education, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY 14222. Tel: 716-878-4911. Cost: Fee.