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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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John D

My son and I visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum and we had such an enjoyable and educational... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Floral Park, New York
via mobile
Not just for pilots!

This aviation museum is well rounded in its presentations and will be a fun and enjoyable visit for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Dennis N
Cameron Park, California
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  • Average5%
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  • Terrible1%
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1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 March 2012

I don't write many reviews, but I felt the Cradle of Aviation deserves a stellar one. I had my son's 1st birthday party with nieces and nephews as old as 12 attending and they had a blast! Everyone, parents, children and grandparents, really enjoyed themselves...More

3  Thank MRuben
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

I love aviation. The displays seem dated and most of the interactive items need repair. The staff is usually very nice but limited. On one recent trip the projectionist was out and no one could work the theater system. We received a voucher. After taking...More

3  Thank Volatius
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank firebirdjd68
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Dennis N
Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank ezra g
Reviewed 17 September 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.

Thank Rose Marie P
Reviewed 4 September 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

Thank Eugenia Z
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Great assortment of aviation displays, especially early aviation development. Nice facility and near other museum sites as well

Thank wtlynch1
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Located on a former U.S. Air Force base and a stone's throw from the airfield where Lucky Lindy took off for Paris in 1927, this museum is a delightful surprise full of new information. It covers Long Island's early experiments in flight and numerous airplane...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 3 August 2018

This is a great museum, and it really is more than airplanes. Lots of interactive exhibits, and museum staff many of whom helped in restoration of the planes you'll see. One word of warning; if you come in the summer be prepared for lots of...More

Thank KKGriz
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

This museum exceeded my expectations. Brought my family...2 young kids, 4 and 5 and they had a great time. Was a bit pricey for a family of 4...$70. But we had a great experience. I love how there are many interactive exhibits and how you...More

Thank Craig L
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Matthew F
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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.
21 August 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.
11 January 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.