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Rose Center for Earth and Space

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Address: American Museum of Natural History, New York City, NY 10024
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10:00 - 17:45
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A dizzying virtual tour of the universe (from the comfort of your seat) is...

A dizzying virtual tour of the universe (from the comfort of your seat) is just one of the exhibits at the Rose.

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Better than the old Hayden planetarium

I visited the old planetarium as a youngster , teenager. Young adult, father and finally grandfather but the new one. The rose center is miles ahead. I have seen opera here and... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2017
Allan S
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

I visited the old planetarium as a youngster , teenager. Young adult, father and finally grandfather but the new one. The rose center is miles ahead. I have seen opera here and been to a party. This place has everyone in awe. Great place to rake children and grandchildren. Try it , you will like it

1 Thank Allan S
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Beautiful artwork/photography at the Space Centre, located inside the Natural History Museum. The negative would be that I wish there was more substance to the Space Centre. There just weren't enough exhibits, it was more like a Space Room then a Centre, we were expecting to see more.

1 Thank NiaCollymore
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

The Rose Center is part of the American Museum of Natural History, containing all of its collection and information from space. Of course, the Hayden Planetarium is the star here, and is worth the additional fee. (Not with CityPASS, though)

1 Thank MrSaturn64
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Visited September 2013. This place is pretty big to see in just few hours. There's a lot of walking and reading. We didn't see half of the centre. The architecture of the building is pretty neat too. Suggestion is to wear comfortable shoes especially if you acturally want to explore more than just couple of hours.

1 Thank Hazel-Jade D
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

If you or your kids are into space, this is the place for you. Attempting to explain concepts that are so far beyond what we can understand, it still makes for a great day when combined with the Museum.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

We visited with two primary school aged children and we all left a bit disappointed. The building is nicely designed but there are not enough interactive things happening in what is a basically a spherical theatre and a spiral walk through astrological history sitting in a big empty room. The planets hanging from the ceiling could be rotating to show... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

When I was a little boy (I am now 77) I would go to the Hayden Planetarium to learn Astronomy. Today it is called The Rose Center For Earth and Space (the Rose family of New York is responsible). You sit in a round theatre looking up at the heavens. There are new shows all the time - informative and... More 

2 Thank BocaBruce
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Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

My wife and I are cosmology buffs and enjoy Neil FeGrass Tyson. The planetarium has been a favorite of ours for over 50 years.

1 Thank Bill M
Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015

NOTE: This review applies to the Rose Center for Earth and Space only; we did not view the rest of the Museum of Natural History. This place was so bad that got our money back and left. As visitors to NY, a trip to the redesigned Hayden Planetarium and its shows was on the top of our "Must Do" list.... More 

4 Thank pat w
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 April 2015

Lots of interesting facts and things to see. Very well set out and keeps us adults out of trouble, as well as the kids!

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