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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Fun day out

As the saying goes live and learn every day ,you will find very interesting aviation topics here... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
joeN7773SL
One of my favorite museums

This place is great for all ages and for return visits. As a Long Islander, I was amazed at the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As the saying goes live and learn every day ,you will find very interesting aviation topics here for children to adults to enjoy

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is great for all ages and for return visits. As a Long Islander, I was amazed at the rich history of early aviation and space exploration that occurred in this area. Kids will love the ability to climb into the cockpits of jets...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Place is very cool. Educational factor is a plus. My daughter and wife enjoyed it a lot. I have been many times. The vets that volunteer there are great. They are so friendly and helpful. Only down side is I wish they would clean it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my grandparents here since my grandpa was in WWII. He thoroughly enjoyed looking at all the different planes. They start you from the beginning and you work your way around to the different eras. I loved all the interactive things they had like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

The museeum has the history of flight from the era of the Wright brothers to the moon and the Space shuttle. It also has a fair exhibition on the history of Pan American Airways or Pan Am. While the Boeing museum in Washington state and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

My son and I visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum and we had such an enjoyable and educational experience! The museum, as the name suggests, is focused on aviation. There are many displays of various aircraft, from blimps, early human powered “flying machines,” all the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018

This aviation museum is well rounded in its presentations and will be a fun and enjoyable visit for the whole family. Focusing on Long Island aviation will really inform and educate the non pilot as well as the tenured pilots alike. The location at the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dennis N
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

The history of Aviation is well shown and there's a great deal of interactive material. It teaches many rules and for some of the advance children some of the mathematics or physics should have been described. The planetarium show on outer space was terrible

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ezra g
Reviewed September 17, 2018

So glad we visited Cradle of Aviation Museum. Learned much about Long Island's history with early aviators and the Hempstead Plains topography that made aviation important here.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rose Marie P
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We went Labor Day weekend. It was not full. A lot of space for wheelchairs.The place had a cafe but not good Choices take snacks for kids. Volunteers were very friendly! There are 3 museums in a row.Planterium was really big! We chose the night...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Matthew F
December 26, 2017|
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Response from J00Jee | Reviewed this property |
They still do. Just Google Cradle of Aviation movies. You'll see Last Jedi on IMAX.
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lbloveslife64
August 20, 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $9.00 to get in and $8.00 for seniors. I don't know about students or a person with disabilities. Sorry.
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January 10, 2017|
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Response from pcdad | Reviewed this property |
Your visit depends on your interest and curiosity. There are many areas to explore and touch. Kids will love the place.
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