Cradle of Aviation Museum

Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 Directions
+15165724111
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Grate place for kids of any age.
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Great trip for young and old. I went there when I was 12 and I got just as much out of it, if not more now that I'm 26. If you've never been there before, the Cradle has a little bit of everything the beginning of flight to the space age. It takes between 2-3 hours to walk through the entire museum depending how much you look at everything. Try to avoid Saturdays if you don't want little kids running through your feet. Also the museum starts on the second floor of the right side of the lobby. Insider tip: Don't be afraid to ask to ask the blue shirted staff about the area that you are in. Joel and Steve from the WW2 and Golden Age exhibits respectively were extremely knowledgeable and told us stories that really brought the exhibits to life. Also don't forget to check out the hanger on the left side of the lobby for even more planes and exhibits.
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The flight simulator is a wonderful experience for kids from 3 years to 99 years old.
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It was a great experience! The staff was very nice, the Docents were knowledgeable, and we had a great day!
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We had a great time! Our kids were a little too young for some of it, but they still had a blast. And there was plenty more for older kids (and adults!) to do. We will definitely go back.
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Very nice exhibit but getting a bit old now. It is the same as it was 10 years ago when I first went there.
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Great Day!
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I took my 4 year old grandson and he loved the museum. Also don't miss the Blue Angels flight simulator. We also enjoyed the carousel ride and the movie in the planetarium. This is a great place! I didn’t think he would enjoy it as much as he did but I wanted to show him the A10, F14 and space shuttle that Grandpa worked on in the 1970’s. When we got out of the flight simulator he commented twice “that was so much fun grandpa”. After we left he asked me if we could go back in and later told me “I really liked that airplane place” I’m so glad we went!!
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See everything and the workers are so informative so ask away!
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It was a great place for kids and adults.
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Flanked by seven other aircraft, a Grumman F-11 hangs suspended in a shallow dive over the main entrance to Cradle of Aviation Museum?s four-story glass atrium. Three viewing levels on wraparound balconies afford views of the aircraft that only fellow pilots in close formation ever saw when it was in service. The 150,000-square foot facility?s eight exhibits grant similarly intimate glimpses of more than 75 aircraft and spacecrafts that trace the historic path of Long Island?s aviation contributions since 1870. Those artifacts include a replica of the Wright Brothers? 1899 kite, five aircraft made in Long Island for World War II, and the Grumman Lunar Module LM-5 ?Eagle,? which transported Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin to that soundstage that looked like the moon.

Patrons also get a chance to soar skyward in the X-Ride Theater, a 30-seat motion simulator whose ?Fly with the Blue Angels? film mimics the piloting of a U.S. Navy squadron jet. Over in the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium and the National Geographic Dome Theater, the immersive screens bring to life subjects such as National Geographic's Mysteries of the Unseen World. After riding the Historic Nunley's Carousel, which was built in 1912, guests can reenergize over a meal in the Red Planet Cafe, whose space station d?cor evokes a Martian cafeteria in the year 2040.

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