Cradle of Aviation Museum

Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530- Map It
(516) 572-4111

AAA Editor Notes

Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Charles Lindbergh Blvd., features exhibits and more than 75 aircraft chronicling Long Island's role in civilian and military aviation history, from the first official air mail flight in 1911 to the Grumman plant's production of Apollo lunar modules in the 1960s. Charles Lindbergh flew from Roosevelt Field to Paris in 1927. Films at the National Geographic Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater feature aviation themes; and the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium treats audiences to realistic close-up views of star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of the universe. Food is available. Time: Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.
$14; $12 (ages 62+ and 2-12). Giant Theater $8; $7 (ages 62+ and 2-12). Planetarium $8; $7 (ages 62+ and 2-12). Combination ticket for the museum and either the Giant Screen Theater or planetarium $19; $17 (ages 62+ and 2-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sun. and Mon. holidays 9:30-5. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.