Cosmic Pathway

Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)
15 West 81st Street

Following the explosive Big Bang experience, visitors exit onto the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, a dramatic, spiraling ramp that ushers them through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. At the start of the walkway, visitors can measu... more

Following the explosive Big Bang experience, visitors exit onto the Harriet and Robert Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway, a dramatic, spiraling ramp that ushers them through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. At the start of the walkway, visitors can measure the length of their stride and determine how many millions of years pass with each step. Thirteen markers along the way denote the passage of each billion years and, at eight landings, computer interactives help visitors understand the nature and size of the universe at that point in time. Artifacts are also on display, including evidence of the earliest bacterial life on Earth and the fossilized tooth of a giant carnivorous dinosaur. At the end of the 360-foot circular pathway, the thickness of a human hair illustrates the relative duration of human history, from cave paintings to the present day. The Heilbrunn Cosmic Pathway was specially designed to allow for adjustments and updates to the exhibitry, as research in astrophysics reveals new information about the age and nature of the universe.


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Cosmic Pathway

Mon, June 21
10:00AM
$
Tue, June 22
10:00AM
$
Wed, June 23
10:00AM
$
Thu, June 24
10:00AM
$
Fri, June 25
10:00AM
$
Sat, June 26
10:00AM
$
Sun, June 27
10:00AM
$
Mon, June 28
10:00AM
$
Tue, June 29
10:00AM
$
Wed, June 30
10:00AM
$
Occurs 70 more times through Sep 08

Rose Center for Earth and Space (Hayden Planetarium)

15 West 81st Street
New York, NY 10024
(212) 769-5100

Schedule

June 21, Monday 10:00AM
June 22, Tuesday 10:00AM
June 23, Wednesday 10:00AM
June 24, Thursday 10:00AM
See complete schedule

Category

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