Mesmerica PGA Award
Mesmerica Center for Conscious Creativity Award
Mesmerica Jena Fulldome Award
Mesmerica DTLA Film Festival
Mesmerica 360 Awards

Mesmerica is a visual music journey that brings the mesmerizing music of Grammy-nominated composer and percussionist James Hood together with visually-hypnotic, 3D animated art curated from artists around the world, creating an immersive experience designed to transcend time, relax, soothe, and stimulate your mind and senses...

“I want 'Mesmerica' to inspire you into taking a journey with me inside the mind, to engage your senses and feelings with a miraculous alchemy of sound and light!”

- James Hood, Show Creator

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Meet James Hood

the artist behind Mesmerica...

James Hood is renowned as a vital and versatile musical pioneer - especially with his work on the PanART hang, a uniquely mesmeric melodic instrument, and for his collaborations with international animation artists.

His lengthy and varied musical resumé includes playing drums in The Pretenders, an ongoing two-decades-plus run as mastermind of the visionary ambient/electronica act Moodswings, and an expansive array of production and soundtrack projects.

What is Mesmerica?

This family-friendly, mind-expanding projection experience is designed to relieve stress, and is suitable for all ages 6 years and above.

Come and leave your troubles at the door as we take you on a fantastic journey into awe-inspiring imaginary landscapes.

How do I book tickets?

Tickets for Mesmerica can be purchased here

A limited number of seats are available each performance, so to avoid disappointment please book your Mesmerica tickets early, especially if booking groups.

Are there any promo codes?

Yes! We offer 10% off discounts for families, groups and returning guests.

When selecting your tickets look for ‘Redeem coupon/voucher’ text below your Shopping Cart, underneath your carts Total. Discounts apply to the entire cart.

MESMERICAFAMILY - 10% off for adults booking with children

MESMERICAGROUP - 10% off when booking 6 or more tickets

MESMERICASOUL - 10% off if you have seen Mesmerica before

Planning a visit for a large group?
We have the following discounts available;

15% off for bookings of x30-x99 tickets
20% off for bookings of x100+ tickets

Simply add any combination of ticket types and the discount should apply automatically once you reach the correct number of tickets in your shopping cart.

How do I contact the Box Office?

Please direct all customer service enquiries to our Mesmerica Box Office Team

All tickets are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to the date of your event.

Our Customer Service Team aim to reply within 5 hours between the hours of 10am to 10pm (PT).

Is the show suitable for guests who are prone to seizures or motion sickness?

There are no strobe lights used in the production but there are some fast image and light transitions, so we would advise caution for those who suffer from seizures. Equally, while the vast majority of our patrons have an amazing time with no issues, a small minority who are very susceptible to motion sickness find immersive entertainment slightly uncomfortable, so we would advise caution if you fall into this camp.

Is the show suitable for autistic people?

We have found that autistic people LOVE our shows! Please note the venue is dark and there is surround sound. We advise sitting at the end of a row if you think a quick exit might be required. Our on-site staff will assist if you alert them at check-in.

What are your Covid safety policies?

We are committed to following state and federal guidelines.
Should any precautions be required for a particular show, you will receive an email confirming the policies in place for the show you are attending.

If you are not comfortable with these our customer service team will gladly assist you moving your tickets to a later showing.

For further information, see our Covid Safety Guidelines


Show Times & Seating Schedule

Check-In 45 minutes before showtime

VIP/VIP+ Customers will have priority entry to the planetarium & choice of seating closer to show time when planetarium doors are opened, followed by General Admission tickets.

Please arrive promptly, seats are first-come-first-served.
Latecomers will not be admitted.

Additional Venue Information

Due to the dark environment of our theater, please plan to arrive on time and before the show starts. The Planetarium adheres to a strict No Late Admittance policy. Once the doors have closed, the show is underway and must not be interrupted.

Seating is on a “first come first serve” basis. We suggest that you arrive early to have the best pick of seating for your group. Our theater is equipped with fixed seats equal to the maximum capacity of our theater.

Food and drink are not allowed in the planetarium.

Details for parking can be found

Venue Information

Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium

The Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium

The Charles and Helen Reichert Planetarium is the most technologically advanced theater of its kind on Long Island. Boasting a huge 60-foot domed screen, 145 seats, stunning fulldome imagery and state-of-the-art sound system.

Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium


Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium, 180 Little Neck Rd. Centerport, NY 11721


The Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium is open Friday 12 pm - 4 pm, Saturday 11 am - 4 pm, and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.

Planetarium and laser shows are offered on Fridays and Saturdays Nights at 8 and 9 pm.

General Daytime Admission includes access to the Vanderbilt Mansion (including the Habitat and Stoll Wing animal dioramas, and natural-history and cultural-artifact galleries in the Memorial Wing), The Hall of Fishes marine museum, Planetarium exhibits, and the grounds and gardens. $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students (with ID), children 2 and under are free.

Guided tours of the Vanderbilt family living quarters in the Mansion transport visitors back in time to the life of William K. Vanderbilt II. Mansion Tours can be added to a General Admission ticket for $6 (only at Admissions and not online). Capacity is limited to 12 visitors per tour.
Planetarium daytime shows can be added to a General Admission ticket for $6.

Planetarium nighttime shows are $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and students (with ID), $8 for children under 12, children 2 and under are free.
Planetarium nighttime LASER shows are $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and students (with ID), $14 for children under 12. Laser shows are not recommended for children 2 and under.

We regret that a ticket to Mesmerica does not include admission to the Museum, however we hope to see you back during our regular museum and planetarium operating hours to see everything we offer.

Vanderbilt Museum & Reichert Planetarium Map


Free parking is available.

PLEASE BE AWARE - The wrought iron Samuel Yellen front gate is undergoing restoration. The current entrance is at the stop sign, adjacent to Cobblestone Court road.

The Reichert Planetarium has 7 wheelchair spaces available. The event is ADA compliant.

To learn more about the Vanderbilt Museum & Planetarium, visit our website