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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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So glad we visited Cradle of Aviation Museum. Learned much about Long Island's history with early... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rose Marie P
Nice displays, great for kids.

Great assortment of aviation displays, especially early aviation development. Nice facility and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Baldwin, New York
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1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank wtlynch1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 July 2018

I have visited a number of times and attended organizational training functions there as well. Fascinated by the exhibits and presentations every time. Amazing displays and information for people of all ages!

Thank LongIslandPhilGinny
Reviewed 10 July 2018

I took my 13 year old son with my 91 year old father. They both had a great time - there's so much to see and do and the shows are great too. Everyone was so helpful. If you want to know about LI history...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is a fun interactive museum. It has hands on exhibits. The Long Island Mitchell Field history comes alive here. There is a cafe restaurant.

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Visited the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Was very pleased with not only the planes and related items, but all the information on Long Island companies and airfields. Spent 4 hours and will return for at least 4 to 6 more hours. Well worth visiting.

1  Thank Chipperhigh2
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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 Bdengle | Reviewed this property |
It depends on you. You can walk through in less than one hour. But you can choose to do some of the many interactive exhibits, or/and read the signage, and talk to docents who are happy to share their experiences and... More