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Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City

(4.5/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web)
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  • Fantastic aviation museum. Give yourself plenty of time to view the exhibits and learn about Long a Islands place in the birth of aviation  more »
  • Parking is easy and free. You can enjoy the museum in two hours but I recommend viewing the film which would add 40 minutes to your experience. Well worth your time and money. Check with your local li...  more »
  • A very interesting display of airplanes and other related materials. Plenty of things for the kids and adults. There are many animated displays that are both entertaining and educational.  more »
  • Not worth the money as far as interactive exhibits. 95% were broken :( If you are interested in the history and want to see and read about it...great, but for the smaller kids who like the hands-on experience...HORRIBLE!!! Even the Kids Blast section was in poor condition. I would not recommend for anyone looking for a place to entertain their kids for the day.
  • 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
  • Wonderful place to explore the history of Eastern New York in the aerospace industry.
  • 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!