The Gold Coast

Science Safari

Sea Search

The World of Mr. Vanderbilt

Butterflies and Moths

Animal Homes and Habitats

Marine Habitats

Identification and Classification

If Walls Could Talk: The Architecture of a Gold Coast Mansion

Egyptian Mummies: Art, History, Science and Mystery


Netherlands to New York

Animal Expedition

Beneath the Waves

Estate and Collections Tour

Beneath the Waves with Watercolor Illustration

Mansion Tour (45 min)

Earth, Moon, and Sun (Group/Education)

Take a Wild Ride Through the Solar System (previously known as Introduction to the Solar System)

Stars (Group/Education)

Planetarium Evening

It's easy to become a member! – trade your evening planetarium show tickets at the admissions desk the night of the show – and receive full credit toward an annual Vanderbilt Museum Membership. 

Membership offers year-round free admission; guided tours of the historic Vanderbilt Mansion; Planetarium shows and discounts on special programs and gift shop.


Planetarium Daytime

The Vital Triangle

Exploring the Solar System

The Liverpool Shuffle

Enjoy a live musical tribute to The Beatles performed by The Liverpool Shuffle:  no tracks...they perform and sing everything LIVE with infectious enthusiasm, high energy and an entertaining sense of humor that sets them apart from other bands in their genre.....they REALLY sound like the Beatles!!

Please bring a food donation for the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank.

The Liverpool Shuffle Summer Concert

Veterans Day Salute

Birthday Parties

Carriage House Players: Main Stage

The Carriage House Players perform year-round at the Vanderbilt Museum, 180 Little Neck Road, Centerport, NY 11721.   


A Morning for Families

This event is exclusively for children with special needs and their families. Activities include: open Planetarium viewing; a sensory garden; examination of Museum specimens; an introduction the the Vanderbilt collections; and safe viewing of the Sun with a solar telescope (weather permitting). Free admission. Registration required. 

History of Rock & Roll

Enjoy a live musical journey through the History of Rock & Roll from its emergence in the '50's with The Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis to '60's rock icons The Supremes, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, Jim Morrison of The Doors. 


Astronomy Classroom Outreach

Paradigm Shifts & Legends of the Night Sky: Orion

Bon Journey

BonJourney is a unique tribute band that blends the music of the two iconic bands Bon Jovi and Journey. It a high-energy show that has been entertaining fans throughout the tri-state region since 2010.  

US and Floyd Tribute Band