Long Island Sights

Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

  • 180 Little Neck Rd. Map It
  • Centerport
  • Observatory/Planetarium

Published 02/19/2015

Fodor's Review

William K. Vanderbilt's 24-room Moroccan-style mansion, called Eagle's Nest, sits on 43 acres and houses collections that Vanderbilt acquired as he traveled throughout the world. Summer brings various theatrical performances to the mansion's courtyard. The adjacent planetarium is one of the best equipped in the nation, with a 60-foot domed Sky Theater. Sky and laser shows are held regularly.

Sight Information


180 Little Neck Rd., Centerport, New York, 11721, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Grounds $5, mansion tour $8, planetarium show $7
  • May, June, Sept., and Oct., Tues.–Fri. noon–5, weekends 11:30–5; July and Aug., Tues.–Sat. 10–5, Sun. noon–5; Nov.–Apr., Tues.–Fri. noon–4, Sat. noon–5, Sun. 11:30–5; call for planetarium schedule

Published 02/19/2015


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