AMNH Hayden Planetarium Space Theater Reopens

AMNH Hayden Planetarium Space Theater Reopens

The American Museum of Natural History recently reopening the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater at limited capacity.

While the Museum reopened its doors this past September, the world-famous Hayden Planetarium—which has transported generations of New Yorkers to the edges of the universe, nurturing their curiosity about the magnitude and workings of the cosmos—has been closed since March 2020. The reopening of the planetarium follows health and safety protocols, including cleaning between showtimes, and timed-entry tickets must be reserved in advance at Tickets will be available starting tomorrow, March 24.

Because of physical distancing requirements, only up to 48 visitors will be welcomed to each showing in the Space Theater, which ordinarily seats up to 429. There will be seven shows daily.

The Hayden Planetarium Space Theater will be screening the Museum’s newest Space Show, Worlds Beyond Earth, which premiered in January 2020, just weeks before the Museum closed its doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Narrated by Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong’o, Worlds Beyond Earth features immersive visualizations, groundbreaking space missions, and breathtaking scenes depicting the evolution of our solar system, all rendered in 8K on the most advanced planetarium projection system in the world.

Worlds Beyond Earth, which is dedicated to the memory of Charles Hayden, opened in 2020, during the 150th anniversary of the year of his birth.

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