Shortcut Navigation:
Hayden Planetarium Sombrero DL

Hayden Planetarium

Hayden Planetarium

About Us

The Office of the Director of the Hayden Planetarium operates out of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History. Our mission is to bring the frontier of astrophysics to the public via exhibitry, books, public programs, and on-line resources.


The Hayden Blog covers topics in astrophysics, science visualization, and upcoming sky phenomena.

Digital Universe

Discover the universe with our downloadable atlas—the Digital Universe—where you can fly from the Sun out the edge of the observable universe.


Articles and resources for astronomy and astrophysics.


Our staff includes a variety of members in support of the Director, in addition to numerous Hayden Associates and Volunteers who support the department's activities.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
Maps and Directions