Cradle of Aviation Museum

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY 11530 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City Directions
Today 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closed All Hours
+15165724111
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    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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    9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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Fun for whole family
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Great exhibits and volunteers to explain the history.
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Terrific place. Check for showing of the planetarium, they only have so many shows a day.
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Nice museum that does a fantastic job of spotlighting the major role of Long Island in the development of aviation.
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The Aviation Museum has excellent display. The Museum Volunteers are knowledgeable about the Aviation History. The only inconvenience is the IMax theater equipment broke down while watching the movie.
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Great museum - my grandson is 6 and really enjoyed it Loved the hands on planes and helicopters and also the fire engine display
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People working there are extremely knowledgeable Be sure to pick their brsins
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Great museum!
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Be there early! A lot to see! Great place
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If you see the movie sit as high up as possible which they mentioned to us when we bought tickets. Very nice place, so much to see and lots of hand on things for the kids. Very informative volunteers strolling around if you have any questions. Great place to spend an afternoon :-)
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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 décor evokes a Martian cafeteria in the year 2040.

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