Vanderbilt Museum Welcomes First Responders As Guests For A Day
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum will thank First Responders and their families by offering them free admission, guided Mansion tours and Planetarium shows on Sunday, September 9, 2018, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Event Sponsored By Northwell Health
“We salute the brave men and women who make sacrifices and face danger every day to respond to emergencies and keep us safe,” said Lance Reinheimer, executive director of the Vanderbilt.
“We’re offering free admission to police, firefighters, paramedics, and emergency medical service technicians, and their families.
“As they provide essential services, they risk physical injury and exposure to toxic substances. It’s hard on their spouses, families and children. A fun day at the Vanderbilt is one way to thank them.”
Guests will be asked for ID cards or proof of affiliation.
MUSEUM AND PLANETARIUM INFORMATION
(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays. For information, call 631-854-5579.)
General museum admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students with ID and seniors (62 and older), and $5 for children 12 and under. General admission includes estate-grounds access to the Marine Museum (closed temporarily for renovation), Memorial Wing natural-history and ethnographic-artifact galleries, Nursery Wing, Habitat Room, Egyptian mummy and Stoll Wing animal-habitat dioramas. For a mansion tour, add $6 per ticket. (A video tour of the mansion is available on request.)
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are availableTuesday–Sunday at 12:30, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 and 4:00.
During the day, visitors to the Planetarium pay general museum admission ($8 for adults, $7 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $5 for children 12 and under), plus $6 each for a Planetarium show. For evening Planetarium shows on Friday and Saturday, visitors pay $10 for adults, $9 for students with IDs and seniors 62 and older, and $8 for children 12 and under.
Location and Website
The Vanderbilt Museum is located at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY. Directions and updated details on programs and events are available at www.vanderbiltmuseum.org. For information, call 631-854-5579.)
Available upon request. Call Patrick Keeffe at 631-854-5562.
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum
The Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum — a unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park — is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond. This mission is achieved through the thoughtful preservation, interpretation and enhancement of the Eagle’s Nest estate as an informal educational facility. Many exhibition and program themes focus upon Long Island’s Gold Coast Era. Programs also concentrate on William K. Vanderbilt II’s desire that his marine, natural history and ethnographic collections promote appreciation and understanding of the marvelous diversity of life, other cultures, and scientific knowledge. Planetarium programming, more specifically, focuses on scientific knowledge and seeks to capture Mr. Vanderbilt’s sense of adventure and exploration through state-of-the-art entertainment.