Hayden Planetarium Reopens with “World’s Beyond Earth”
After a full year, New Yorkers will finally be able to scratch their itch for space-related adventures once more. The Hayden Planetarium Space Theater at the American Museum of Natural History is officially re-opening at limited capacity. The museum itself opened this past September. Now the planetarium falls within the city’s movie theater-related guidelines, which changed last month.
“We are thrilled to reopen the doors of the Hayden Planetarium Space Theater, a world-class facility with a long and storied history of bringing our visitors to the outer limits of space and the universe,” said museum President Ellen V. Futter in an official press release announcing the news. “As New York City continues to extend its reopening and recovery, we are proud for this iconic theater to once again offer experiences that are transporting, enriching, and grounded in authentic science.”
All tickets require reservations in advance
A few things to keep in mind: all tickets require reservations in advance. The theater utilizes timed visits to maintain safe distancing and meet the city’s requirements. Although the theater can usually accommodate up to 429 visitors, it now allows only 48 for each showing. Expect seven shows daily, with cleanings interspersed throughout the day.
As for what you’ll actually get to see this month, the destination planson re-screening Worlds Beyond Earth, the Lupita Nyong’o narrated space show that premiered back in January of 2020, just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the museum to shut its doors. According to the official press release, the film “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.” Perfect for a night out or a first date.
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