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Cradle of Aviation Museum

Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City , NY , 11530
Phone: (516) 572-4111
40° 43' 33.9456" N, 73° 35' 36.9924" W
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Explore over 150,000 square feet featuring 75 air and spacecraft from a hot air balloon to an actual Apollo Lunar Module and learn about Long Island's role and why we are called the Cradle of Aviation. Our eight exhibit galleries are in chronological order and throughout the museum, our volunteer docents are there to share their aerospace experience. There are over 30 hands-on exhibits, a half dozen cockpits to climb into, and many short films throughout the exhibits
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Sunday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10:00 am-5:00 am
Wednesday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
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Cradle of Aviation Education Center

The mission of the Cradle of Aviation Museum is twofold: to engage all ages in the exploration of our aerospace heritage by preserving and displaying Long Island’s contribution to air and space travel, and to inspire, motivate, and stimulate our youth to be the next generation of aerospace scientists and engineers. We achieve our mission through our growing exhibit collection and our ever-expanding educational programs.

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