The Vanderbilt Museum is a natural-history museum, historic mansion, planetarium and park located on the 43-acre summer estate of railroad heir and global explorer William K. Vanderbilt II (1878-1944). The estate, Eagle’s Nest, is an excellent example of the storied Long Island Gold Coast era, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Vanderbilt is engaged in education, collections, and programming.
The state-of-the-art Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium is a popular year-round venue for education, live music, and entertainment, as well as for educational programming for schools.
The Vanderbilt, opened to the public in 1950, just celebrated its 65th anniversary.
The Liverpool Shuffle, a popular Long Island Beatles tribute band, will perform on Sunday, December 11, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Reichert Planetarium.
Tickets: adult $20 (on-line, at Vanderbilt website), or $25 at the door. Children 5-15 pay $15 (on-line or at the door). Children under 5 are free.