The Museum Of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium Finally Reopens Today

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The Museum Of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium Finally Reopens Today

You can now experience all that the American Museum of Natural History has to offer once again!

Though the iconic New York museum reopened back in September, the Hayden Planetarium — where visitors can journey into space right from NYC thanks to a state-of-the-art immersive theater — had to wait until movie theaters were allowed to reopen in NYC.

With that being official as of March 5, today (March 24) the Planetarium is officially reopening to the public. The Space Theater features a “custom-made Zeiss Mark IX Star Projector and a Digital Dome Projection System to display a hyperrealistic view of the planets, star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies, uses a scientifically accurate 3D map of the observable universe based on millions of astronomical observations.”

Guests will be able to watch the breathtaking new space show Worlds Beyond Earth, which only premiered for a few months (in January 2020) until everything shut down. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, it explores “surprisingly dynamic nature of the worlds that share our solar system and the unique conditions that make life on Earth possible,” and was the first new planetarium show in seven years.

To adhere to the reduced capacity requirement, there will only be 48 guests allowed in the theater for each showing, and they will take place from 10:30 a.m. onward. Register in advance for tickets here.

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