Vanderbilt Offers Fun, Creative Workshops For Grades Pre-K Through 5

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Vanderbilt Museum Workshops for Children
Fall 2018 – Grades Pre-K through 5

10 am – 12 pm unless otherwise noted

$20 / $18 Members

October 8 – Ravenous Raptors (K-3)

October 26 – Spooky Scavenger Hunt(Grades 2- 4) (6 pm-8 pm)

December 8 – Beneath the Waves(Grades 3-5)

Preschool with Adult
10 am – 12 pm

$20 / $18 Members

September 22 – Savannah Safari and Elephant Craft
October 6 – Raptors and Owl Craft
November 17 – Bears and Mask Craft

Advanced registration is required. Please call 631-854-5539 to register.

All workshops are offered in the Museum’s Learning Center, located on the Vanderbilt Museum grounds at 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721.

For more information, call the Learning Center at  631-854-5539.


(Museum administrative office hours: Monday through Friday10:00 to 4:00. Closed weekends and holidays. For information, call 631-854-5579.)


Hours – Museum and Mansion
September 2 – November 18TuesdayFridaySaturdaySunday12:00 to 5:00 p.m. Mansion tours given at 12:301:002:003:00 and 4:00. Admissions close at 4:00 p.m. Grounds close at 5:00(The Museum and Mansion are closed on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. Planetarium open Friday and Saturday nights).

Hours – Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium
September 2 – November 18: Daytime shows Tuesday2:00Saturday and Sunday12:001:002:003:00 and 4:00 p.m. Evening shows Friday at 8:009:00 and 10:00 p.m. and Saturday at 7:008:009:00 and 10:00 p.m. (The Planetarium is closed Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.)  


September 2 – November 18

Saturday and Sunday Afternoons
12:00 pm           One World, One Sky
1:00 pm             Earth, Moon, and Sun
2:00 pm             Two Small Pieces of Glass – NEW!
3:00 pm             Stars
4:00 pm             Black Holes

Tuesday and Friday Afternoons 
2:00 pm             Two Small Pieces of Glass – NEW!

Friday Nights
8:00 pm             Long Island Skies
9:00 pm             Black Holes
10:00 pm           Laser Led Zeppelin

Saturday Nights
7:00 pm             Beyoncé – NEW LASER SHOW!
8:00 pm             Night Sky, Live!
9:00 pm             From the Earth to the Universe
10:00 pm           Pink Floyd: The Wall

Year-round viewing of the night sky (weather permitting), on Fridays, 9:00-10:00 p.m. Observation is free.

Museum Admission
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.)

Mansion Tours
Guided tours of the Vanderbilt Mansion — listed on the National Register of Historic Places — are availableTuesdaySunday at 12:301:002:003:00 and 4:00.

Planetarium Admission
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 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.

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