Cradle of Aviation Museum

Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530- Map It
Phone: (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. A 1912 carousel is housed in an adjacent building. Food is available.
$15; $13 (ages 2-12 and 62+). Giant Theater or planetarium $9; $8 (ages 2-12 and 62+). Carousel $2. Combination ticket for the museum and either the Giant Screen Theater or planetarium $20; $18 (ages 2-12 and 62+).
Hours: Daily 9:30-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; Tues.-Sun. and Mon. holidays 9:30-5, rest of year. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas. Allow 1 hour, 30 minutes minimum.