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Henry Hudson Planetarium

The Henry Hudson Planetarium, housed in the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, is an official NASA Space Place! Our staff offers fun and educational public astronomy programs on the third Saturday of each month at $3 per person. Programs for school groups, birthday parties, and other group functions may be made by reservation.

Children's Astronomy Show | Every third Saturday of each month at 11 a.m.
Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky geared toward children aged 3 to 7 and their families.

Albany Star Sighting | Every third Saturday of each month at 1 p.m.
Interactive program identifies stars, planets, comets, and constellations in the night sky and the tools and techniques for becoming an amateur astronomer geared toward children aged 8 and above, as well as adults. 

Birthday Parties at the Henry Hudson Planetarium!
Parties include a star program and private party space. 25 children maximum per party. $125 party fee. Please call 800-258-3582 to make your reservation!

School Programs

School Programs

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Planetarium Programs

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Signature Events

Twinkle Time

April 08, 2015
  • Times: Starting: 11:00 AM
  • Location: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Venue: Henry Hudson Planetarium
  • Admission: $3 for all seats
  • Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
  • Albany, NY 12207
  • Phone: 518-434-1217

Twinkle Time- Young sky watchers discover twinkling stars, planets, constellation pictures and sky stories inside our planetarium dome. Program followed by a craft project and popcorn. Geared for chil...

On-Going Events

Star Sightings at the Henry Hudson Planetarium

January 17, 2015 to December 19, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)

Interactive program exploring the stars, planets, comets and constellations in the night sky. Children's Star Sighting Show, geared to children ages 3-7 and their families, takes place at 11am. Al...

Stars of the Paraoh

April 10, 2015

Stars of the Pharaoh- Journey back in time to explore astronomy and ancient Egypt. Program followed by an Egyptian craft project. Geared for children ages 8 & above and their families.

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