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Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City
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A very interesting place to visit with the family. Love it! Very informative. They are very helpful guides thru all the museum. There is a young tour guide (don't remember his name) he was very helpfu... read more »
What a little gem on Long Island's Museum Row. There is so much to look at that you literally don't know where to begin. This museum explores Long Island's rich aviation history from the days of hot a... read more »
We had an unexpected delay stop over courtesy of Delta airlines and they put in the Long Island Marriott which is set in a massive car park of nothingness. We headed for a brisk walk on a cycle path a... read more »
Great place to go to if you have an interest in planes and their history. The Planetarium is pretty cool. You can travel throughout the galaxy and experience the creation of the galaxy, earth, and stars. Entrance price is pretty good too
This place is a treasure. One of the few museums where you get your money's worth. The staff and volunteers are knowledgeable and helpful. The planetarium is one of the best I've visited. At first I thought my 7 year old would be bored, but he enjoyed it the most. You won't be disappointed.
Knowledgeable Docents, that is, volunteer tour guides make this Museum come alive! Each tour of the nine galleries are customized by the Docents, taking into account the age of the visitors, including children. You can learn as little or as much as you wish to about any of the exhibits and subjects represented by the exhibits. It is a good place to spend the entire day or just a short time, returning another day to see the exhibits that you did not see on that visit. Learn about the considerable history of Aviation that was and is a major part of the history of Long Island! They even have an actual Lunar Lander, that was part of the Apollo program! It is one of only three such spacecraft left in the world!
I love this museum. Both for adults and children. Living on Long Island, it is amazing to learn of the history of aviation and how were at the beginnings of many things. From Mitchell Field and the right Brothers to Gruman building the Apollo Lunar Module which was first spacecraft to land on the moon. The volunteers are always interesting and knowledgeable. The IMAX theater films are worth it. You can spend 2.5 hours here if you see film and walk through all exhibits.
It is a great museum for children and adults to learn about aviation and the history of flight. I personally learned a lot about flight, and it isn't extremely over priced. I would also like to add, the workers where very good in customer service. I would definitely come back. That is why I rate this a five star museum.
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