Hudson River Museum/Andrus Planetarium
511 Warburton Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 963-4550 • ext. 240 Groups

The Hudson River Museum has long been an important center for the arts in lower Westchester. And it has been getting better every year. It began with Glenview, the John Bond Trevor Mansion, a beautiful example of late Victorian style. Built in 1876, this house has been restored and is a showcase for an important collection of American and European fine and decorative arts.

In an adjacent building, the museum's contemporary galleries provide a dramatic setting for changing exhibits of art, architecture, design, and history. The Museum is one of the best places to view works inspired by the Hudson, and has a national reputation for its collections of photography, paintings, graphic arts, and memorabilia relating to the region. Visitors can call for a current exhibition schedule as well as a calendar of the Special Events and Family Programs offered throughout the year, which include Tours, Lectures, Workshops, and other activities.

Then there's the Andrus Planetarium . . . the only public planetarium in Westchester County. Here a Zeiss M1015 Star Machine, the only instrument of its kind in the northeast, portrays the heavens in an awe-inspiring fashion. Visitors will be exhilarated by the beauty of it, and educated at the same time.

Self-guided and Guided Tours are available for adult groups, including a Costumed Guided Tour of Glenview. For School Groups, great educational programs for Pre-K through college enrich the school curriculum to expand students' cultural and social education, and develop literacy. A few examples include Exploring Victorian Childhood (grades K - 6): a guided tour of Glenview followed by a workshop to create a Thaumatrope -- a Victorian optic toy; Guardians of the Earth (2 - 6): a Planetarium show featuring the Earth. Students then create an Earth Mural in an Art Workshop; and Metrics and Me (K - 6): students learn about how the metrics system affects us and create "metric art" books.

Program offerings change about twice per year, with some being based on a current exhibition. A minimum of 15 students are required and as many as 50 may be accommodated, depending on the program. Call for details. The Museum will also develop Star Shows for High School and College Groups.

The Museum also presents special programs for Camp Groups of up to 120, including Star Shows, Half-Day and Full-Day Programs.

Hours: Open Wednesday thru Sunday 12 - 5pm. The Planetarium offers Saturday and Sunday shows at 12:30, 2:00 and 3:30pm. Group visits can be scheduled for other times.
Adults $6.00
Seniors $4.00
Children $3.00
Members FREE
Add to Museum Admission:
Adults $4.00
Seniors $3.00
Children $2.00
Group discounts available. Please call for details.
Group Reservations: At least 3 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic in Trevor Park. School Groups can eat a bagged lunch indoors.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: From George Washington Bridge take I-87 north to Yonkers Ave. exit. At second light turn left (west) onto Yonkers Ave. Proceed to Ashburton Ave. (just after crossing over Saw Mill Parkway) and turn right. Follow Ashburton to Warburton Ave. and turn right. Pass three lights and go approx. 1/4 mile to Museum entrance on left (blue and white sign). 20 minutes from George Washington Bridge.

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