Hudson River Museum

The largest museum in Westchester County will captivate you with its galleries, planetarium, amphitheater, and educational spaces.

Explore the Hudson River Museum

The Hudson River Museum’s mission is to use the power of arts, sciences and history to  engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities.

Tour the dynamic exhibitions and collections of American art, ranging from 19th-century Hudson River School paintings to contemporary art installations. The museum’s historic home, Glenview is on the National Register for Historic Places. Venture into this monument’s period rooms to gaze at its Gilded Age decorative arts.

Also, the museum offers the only public planetarium in Westchester County. If you’re curious about the universe, plan a visit to the planetarium to experience the mysteries and discoveries of the cosmos.

Exhibitions

Each and ever week, you can anticipate learning and experiencing something new. Currently, the Hudson River Museum is showcasing the following exhibits:

“Can I Get a Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer” – May 31 to August 18, 2019

“Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers,” – May 31 to November 3, 2019

“Art and Identity: Highlights from the Collections of the Hudson River Museum and Art Bridges” – October 12, 2019 to August 4, 2019

“Adapt, React, Interact: 50 Years of Architecture at the Hudson River Museum” March 13, 2019 to January 12, 2020

“A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond” – February 8 to December 15, 2019

“Object of the Month” – January 2018 ongoing

“Food for Thought: Teen Perspectives on Scarcity and Abundance” – June 12 to September 15, 2019

Events and Programs

Learn how to paint during the after-hours of the museum at Paint Night. This paint and sip event takes place at the Green Education Center. The next Paint Night is Gothic Halloween on October 26.

Also located at the Green Education Center, the Family Studio Program tailors to the youngest artists. It is offered every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Similarly, the Family Studio Science Program uses hands-on science project. The Planetarium shows and the Hudson Riverarama environmental teaching gallery will fully impact its visitors. It is also offered every Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 P.M. to 4 P.M. 

Looking for more at the planetarium? Music Under the Dome hosts live music performances set to a celestial backdrop.

Museum Hours

Regular Hours:

Wednesday through Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Planetarium Shows offered Saturday and Sunday: 12:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 3:30 P.M.

 

Summer Hours (July 5 through August 31):

Friday: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Saturday: 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Free Planetarium Shows on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 P.M.

 

From May 27 to September 2, 2019, there is free admission for active-duty military personnel and their families, including National Guard and Reserve.

 

Take Amtrak to the Hudson River Museum

Experience the Hudson River Museum via Amtrak to Yonkers Station in the Hudson Valley —Don’t forget to use the Amtrak See New York and Save 15% discount!

Rent a car with Enterprise! Pick up your reserved NYTRAIN Enterprise Rent-a-Car right at the Yonkers Station. Click here to reserve your car or call the Yonkers office today at: 914-968-1000.

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