Fodor's Expert Review Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum and Planetarium

Northport Observatory

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.


Quick Facts

180 Little Neck Rd.
Centerport, New York  11721, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Grounds $5, mansion tour $8, planetarium show $7, Closed Mon. and Wed.–Fri., 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

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