Hudson River Museum Planetarium Presents Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon
YONKERS, NY, July 25, 2023—The Hudson River Museum is proud to present an immersive Fulldome planetarium show in honor of the 50th anniversary of Pink Floyd’s legendary The Dark Side of the Moon, premiering on Friday, August 4 at 6pm. With stunning visuals of the solar system and beyond, the show is organized according to the ten tracks from the album, some a futuristic look forward and some an acknowledgment to Pink Floyd’s visual history, all relating to a time and space that will take you way beyond the realm of two-dimensional experience.
The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show brings the album back to its beginnings. On February 27, 1973, EMI Records held a press conference for the debut presentation of Pink Floyd’s new album at the London Planetarium. At the time, the London dome’s limited technology meant the band could only project an array of stars, constellations, and images of the cosmos. Updated technology now allows the album to have a fully immersive, all-encompassing surround sound and visual adventure.
Production of Pink Floyd’s official The Dark Side of the Moon planetarium show has been led by the award-winning UK production studio NSC Creative, working closely with Pink Floyd’s long-time creative collaborator Aubrey Powell from Hipgnosis.
Friday, August 4 will be a music-filled evening at the HRM! After the premiere of The Dark Side of the Moon at 6pm, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of another iconic album: Stevie Wonder’s Innervisions with Library Jazz Band in the HRM Amphitheater at 8pm. A collective of music professionals and educators from Westchester, they will perform all the tracks on Innervisions with arrangements that honor the originals but reimagine them with big band flair. The Museum encourages audience participation—attendees are invited to wear their favorite band tees, outfits inspired by these two albums, or their best 70s-inspired clothing!
The Dark Side of the Moon showings will continue every Feel Good Friday through August 25. Every Friday in July & August from 5–7pm, Feel Good Friday offers free general admission to the Museum, ticketed planetarium shows, games for all ages in the HRM Courtyard, and a cash bar featuring wine and local craft breweries.
Planetarium tickets: $20; $15 Members. Recommended for ages 10+; 42-minute show. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Purchase tickets here.
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The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.
Hours and Admission: The Hudson River Museum is open to the public Thursday–Friday, 12–5pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. Feel Good Fridays: Free general admission, Fridays, July 7–August 25, 5–7pm. Mask wearing and COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required, but are recommended for all visitors. Learn more and purchase tickets at hrm.org/visit.
General Admission: Adults $13; Youth (3–18) $8; Seniors (65+) $9; Students (with valid ID) $9; Veterans $9; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE; Museums for All* $2, *SNAP/EBT card with photo ID (up to 4 people). Planetarium tickets: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.