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✈️ Cradle of Aviation Museum ✈️

Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City South

Admission with Optional Planetarium Show at ✈️ Cradle of Aviation Museum ✈️ (Up to 50% Off)

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Guests can enjoy 100 years of aerospace history, including a drone exhibit, and opt to visit a planetarium featuring pure laser projectors.

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About This Deal

⁂ Explore Long Island's part in the history of aviation ⁂

✯ What's included: general admission with an optional planetarium show
See the planetarium schedule
✯ Cafeteria on site where customers can re-energize themselves to continue with their aviation adventure
Free admission for children under 2 years old
✯ Plan Your Visit with the museum’s map


✯ 75 air and spacecraft, including a hot air balloon and an actual Apollo Lunar Module
✯ Eight exhibit galleries in chronological order
✯ Over 30 hands-on exhibits
✯ Half a dozen cockpits to climb into
✯ Many short films to watch throughout the exhibits
✯ Range of current civilian, military, and scientific drones, drone simulators and a hand-sensor drone in the museum’s Drone Zone
✯ The Pan Am Museum Foundation exhibit showcasing the legendary B-314 Flying Boats
✯ Special exhibit available for an extra fee: The Arcade Age Exhibit - it showcases over 60 playable classic arcade games and tells the story of video arcade games, from the pioneers in the early 40s and 50s to their ultimate decline in the 90s.

Planetarium Show

✯ Immersive full-dome planetarium with pure laser projectors
✯ State-of-the-art high-resolution projection and sound system
✯ One of the largest and most powerful virtual reality experiences in the world
✯ Customers can choose their show upon arrival. Some shows include:

  • Touch the Stars - explore the space with NASA’s robotic spacecraft on a memorable exploration of our solar system, from the Sun to the surface of its planets and moons

  • Unseen Universe - a breathtaking visual treat that allows you to explore the latest splendors of the heavens with an electrifying score performed by the Utah Film Orchestra

  • Mars 1001 - be guided by space reporter Miles O’Brien through the first human mission to Mars

  • Current Night Sky - travel through the seasonal night sky and admire constellations, listen to mythical stories, and observe the magnificent Long Island sky

  • One World One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure - see the night sky with characters from Sesame Street

✈️ Cradle of Aviation Museum

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 exhibit galleries grant similarly intimate glimpses of more than 75 air and spacecraft that trace the historic path of Long Island’s aviation contributions since 1870. Those artifacts include Charles Lindbergh's first plane, a WWI Jenny, one of the oldest planes in the country, a 1909 Bleriot, a 1928 Ryan NYP, one of two surviving sister ships to Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis, and our Lunar Module that was scheduled to go to the Moon on Apollo 19 before the program was canceled.

The museum also caters to special events and can host weddings, corporate fêtes and birthday celebrations. Guests can organise a cocktail party of up to 1,500 people or can entertain 1,000+ for dinner, dancing, presentations and more.

✈️What People Say on Yelp

Disabled Veteran here - the cradle of aviation is the best museum I've ever been to. A lot of military history is shown here. They even offer veteran discounts and accommodate disabled people like myself (I am a disabled veteran). I would recommend. A lot of the stuff here reminds me of my time served in the United States Military.

Love love love coming here. This place is great for children and adults. Kids can sit in many planes (toddlers). So much information. I have yet to be in the movie thing because I know my toddler probably won't sit in it. There are huge planes in here. You can see first planes, WWI, WWII planes too. You can also learn so much about Long Island.

Such a cute museum! You could go through it within 1-2 hours and they often have arcade-related exhibits. The staff is really knowledgeable and if you're lucky and go during a slower period you could get a pretty insightful little tour from a friendly staff member. Just such a great plethora of aviation history on Long Island! Also fun merch at the store.

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Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 30, 2023. Amount paid never expires.
Booking: No reservation required.
Restrictions: Not valid on the following dates: March 18-19, March 21-22, May 20-21, and August 11-13. Must use Groupon in 1 visit. Not valid for special events. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Valid only for option purchased.
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