Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City

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  • The Cradle of Aviation is a landmark and a great place to visit for all ages! The exhibits show the history of aviation on Long Island from Belmont thru Roosevelt Field on to Gruman. There are plenty ...  more »
  • They have different "special" events and displays, along with the staple vintage planes and other aeronautics.  more »
  • We went there for a family outing today and we were surprised to find this wonderful gem. Although this museum appear small at first, it is not, There is a lot to see, aircraft exhibits, space exhibit...  more »
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  • What a great local museum! The first time I was there was the mid '80s they had a hanger with 4 or 5 planes. What a huge difference in 35 years. This is a great place or kids, lots of interactive exhibits for kids and adults. Not only great exhibits, but a lot about the local aviation history of Long Island, which was very well presented and the docents are great with kids too.
  • Great museum to visit on a rainy day. My girlfriend and I visited and we were interested in all the exhibits. Museum is set up nicely and is for kids and adults. The show in the planetarium was also very cool. Great experience and recommended. We spent about 2.5 hrs there. Could have easily spent more time.
  • Just went to the chocolate experience. That was nice . Museum was clean and safe. Really nice exhibits, a lot of flight history on Long Island. Fighter jets, WW2 planes. Space stuff, Voyages, Apollo mission. A real Lunar lander! Very cool. Would recommend, check your local library for free passes.
  • What fun, what fun, what fun! Cradle aviation museum is number one! We went on a tour, running across the floor because we got there after four. They gave us a great score, it surely was not a bore. It was full of aviation lore, but wait, there's moreπŸ˜±πŸ‘ We were greatly surprised by the genuine appollo 19(she's a beauty), yeah aha, it was so pristine. πŸ‘ It was, yeah yeah a cool bean! To provide us with a good time they were trying, yeah, yeah one day WE MAY BE FLYING! πŸ’ͺπŸ™Œ
  • I've been to a few aviation museums around the country and this one can compete with some of the larger ones. Even if your kids aren't that interested in airplanes they'll still have fun there. Lots of cool displays and cockpits to sit in. The arcade is one thing alone I'd go back for, being that it is all vintage arcade games and old video game consoles. It takes me back to the 80s.
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