The Hudson River Museum
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The Hudson River Museum located along side the Hudson River is an educational complex that includes the famous Glenview Mansion, The Andrus Planetarium and contemporary gallery space that displays changing exhibitions. The Hudson River Museum also displays their permanent collection of nineteenth and twentieth century American art. The Hudson River Museum specializes in combining the elements of history, art, and science on a given topic. Inside the museum one can find The Red Grooms Gift Shop and the Museum CafÐ¹, which overlooks the Hudson River. The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue in Yonkers, New York.
People of all ages find pleasure in visiting The Hudson River Museum. The museum offers family programs and workshops on a weekly basis. The museum typically operates from Wednesday to Sunday from 12- 5 p.m., and 12-9 p.m. on Fridays. General Admission for the museum is $3 for adults and $1.50 for children under 12 and seniors. The general admission for the Planetarium is $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12 and seniors. Memberships for the Museum and the Planetarium are available at discounted rates for individuals, seniors, and families. Discounted rates are also available for groups who wish to visit both the Museum and Planetarium. The Hudson River Museum offers a variety of educational programs and workshop that children and adults alike will enjoy.
As a resident of Yonkers it was not hard to find a historical landmark. The Hudson River Museum has been around for years. I remember as a child my older cousin took me to visit the Planetarium and it was one of the most rewarding and memorable experiences. I enjoyed the planetarium show with the display of stars and the planets. It was both exciting and educational to experience a real life planetarium. My second visit to The Hudson River Museum was on October 14, 2006 as part of a required fieldwork for ECE 302. My three-year-old son and fiancÐ¹ joined me on this community study and it was one of the best family oriented experiences that we were able to experience within our own community. Had it not been for this required assignment I am uncertain as to whether or not I would have every stepped into The Hudson River Museum again.
On October 14, 2006 we were fortunate enough to have free admission to both the Museum and the Planetarium for that day. The events which were interesting that day were the workshops that the museum offered such