Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum, Centerport

(4.3/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
A unique combination of mansion, marine and natural history museum, planetarium and park, the SCVM&P is dedicated to the education and enjoyment of the people of Long Island and beyond.
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  • Attended the planetarium with my 10 year old daughter we had an amazing time. We saw two shows and both were fantastic the narrators kept us well informed and interested, and geared for younger childr...  more »
  • My daughter and I love to view the stars at the Planetarium. We visited in the winter to see the Winter night sky. The Planetarium is open late on Friday nights. Enjoy! 
  • What a wonderful time to visit this beautiful mansion. It is not large, but it is a great place to stroll the grounds, look at the water, tour the house, visit the planetarium and luxuriate in the lif...  more »
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  • I went there with my daughter and was disappointed that the beachfront wasn't open. Although I don't know how long it's been closed, from the appearance of the signs announcing the closure my guess is that it's been closed for a very long time. Nevertheless, the planetarium show was interesting and the seats were very comfortable. I highly recommend the mansion tour as well. We had a picnic on the grounds (other than a couple of vending machines there's no place to get food on the premises), and it was lovely. It's my understanding that there are also Shakespeare plays acted out in the courtyard and that's definitely on my to do list.
  • Friendly and helpful staff. Did the tour to on different occasions. Better the guide better the tour. The part you can see yourself is good too. Grounds are large if you walk around the property.
  • Definitely a beautiful place, lots of history. Learned a lot about the country
  • Beautiful place to walk around or go to an event. Museum is a bit dated but still very interesting with collections of artifacts and (preserved) wildlife from around the world. Planetarium is also dated but fun in a "retro" way.
  • Out on a neighborhood walk and wanted to walk the grounds for 5 minutes, but wasn't allowed unless we paid $7 each. Not acceptable for a Suffolk county tax payer to be forbidden to walk into a Suffolk county park during open hours. We didn't want to enter the planetarium or park a car, just walk the grounds.