Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museum Long Island's Air & Space Museum

Experience over 75 air and space craft in 8 galleries. See a show in our all-digital JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium or take in a film in our National Geographic Dome Theater. You can even take a spin on Nunley's Historic Carousel while you're here. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30-5:00 Open Mondays that fall on holidays or school breaks Parking is FREE!

Join us for this fun event!
06/23/2019

Join us for this fun event!

From the creators of Hops N Props comes NY NY Baseball Brew Fest on August 17th at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City! 100+ craft brews plus hear from & meet the legends of the '99 Yankees (Tino Martinez, Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill) & '69 Mets (Ed Kranepool, Art Shamsky, Rob Swoboda)! The night ends with a performance by Bernie Williams all star band!

Use code "HOPS" for $10 discount on GA tickets today!

Celebrate the Apollo@50 Experience with us at the Home of the Lunar Module. Visit the Space Exhibit, See Apollo 11 in IM...
06/21/2019

Celebrate the [email protected] Experience with us at the Home of the Lunar Module. Visit the Space Exhibit, See Apollo 11 in IMAX, Join in our Community Countdown on July 20th. Make the time to remember, reflect and share one of the greatest moments in history and inspirational stories of our time. www.cradleofaviation.org/apollo. Please share with anyone who you think would be interested. Thank you!

Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
06/21/2019
Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

We are just one month away from celebrating Apollo @50 with our two countdown celebrations on July 20th! Did you get your tickets yet for the biggest event this summer on Long Island? Don't miss it. Get your tix now and celebrate with us as a community! http://bit.ly/2KtN5pJ

Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
06/20/2019
Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Apollo at 50 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Come see the Lunar Module Simulator that all Apollo Astronauts trained on, originally at KSC but now right here at Cradle of Aviation Museum. Get up close to this training simulator and join us as we celebrate this historic 50th anniversary. http://bit.ly/2L4E5qL

06/19/2019
NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Our greatest adventures remain ahead of us as our #Artemis program will send the first woman and next man to the Moon in five years!

Our greatest adventures remain ahead of us as our #Artemis program will send the first woman and next man to the Moon in five years! Join us for a new episode of NASA in Silicon Valley Live to learn about our plans to explore the lunar surface and eventually send humans to Mars. Tune in starting at 6 p.m. EDT!

Join us!
06/19/2019
Long Island Weekly

Join us!

Gold Coast Arts Center will host an Apollo 11 commemoration at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on June 29.

Long Island Weekly
06/17/2019
Long Island Weekly

Long Island Weekly

Gold Coast Arts Center will host an Apollo 11 commemoration at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on June 29.

The Museum's own curator, Josh Stoff and Hofstra University;s own Dr. Bennington were interviewed for this exciting new ...
06/13/2019
About The Show - Mysteries of Apollo | Science

The Museum's own curator, Josh Stoff and Hofstra University;s own Dr. Bennington were interviewed for this exciting new series from The Science Channel They will both appear on an upcoming episode. Stay Tuned....https://www.sciencechannel.com/tv-shows/mysteries-of-apollo/about

New information reveals the secret story of the Apollo 13 rescue, and how America's best minds used innovative science and engineering to save the lives of three astronauts facing life-or-death on one of NASA's most dangerous missions.

The inventiveness and engineering underlying the development of the Apollo 11 lunar module — and the vehicles that aid...
06/13/2019
Behind the four-legged robot that walked the moon

The inventiveness and engineering underlying the development of the Apollo 11 lunar module — and the vehicles that aided its journey — rank among the astounding feats of American scientific ingenuity, experts today say.

Developing the module required years of research and prototypes, relying on the ingenuity of NASA engineers across a range of disciplines - electrical, computer, mechanical and radar engineering.

What an incredible evening all around. Thank you Lee Goldberg for your contributions to this memorable event. The feed w...
06/13/2019

What an incredible evening all around. Thank you Lee Goldberg for your contributions to this memorable event. The feed was provided through our wonderful friends at ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers). Watch it to reflect, remember, and gain insights into the amazing story of Apollo.

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS SINCE THE MOON LANDING
My honor to moderate a compelling conversation with Apollo Astronauts and Flight Directors at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City, LI. That's Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise to my right!

Thank you Long Island Press for including Cradle of Aviation Museum in your Top Ten Most Entertaining Places on Long Isl...
06/13/2019
Top 10 Most Entertaining Places on Long Island

Thank you Long Island Press for including Cradle of Aviation Museum in your Top Ten Most Entertaining Places on Long Island. Our staff and crew love to have fun at the Museum and we are so happy that it shows. Join us for more fun this summer as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Apollo with a fun and interactive Apollo Moon Fest! on July 20th with VR experiences, Shuttle Astronaut encounters and a recreated 1969 living room where you can watch original footage. Oh and then countdown with us at 4pm as we recreate the Lunar landing in our lobby! Join us and have fun with the entire family!

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"Why I Love Baseball!" Join us June 27th to relive the glory of the amazin "Miracle Mets" as we continue our celebration...
06/09/2019
The Story of the ’69 Miracle Mets

"Why I Love Baseball!" Join us June 27th to relive the glory of the amazin "Miracle Mets" as we continue our celebration of the Summer of '69. Get your tix now before sold out! http://bit.ly/2wBf79U

How the worst team in baseball history won it all

From the Cradle's own Archivist, Julia Lauria Blum
06/09/2019
Metropolitan Airport News

From the Cradle's own Archivist, Julia Lauria Blum

This month Julia Lauria Blum, Curatorial Assistant & Archivist at the Cradle of Aviation Museum, shares the story of Bessie Coleman – Pioneer Aviator.

Coleman’s legacy of flight endures and she is credited with inspiring generations of African-American aviators, male and female, including the Tuskegee Airmen and NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison , who carried Bessie Coleman’s picture with her on her first mission in the Space Shuttle when she became the first African American woman in space aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor in September, 1992.

Click here to read more about Bessie Coleman in the June issue of Metropolitan Airport News #nyairportnews.

A night we will never forget. 5 Apollo Astronauts, 2 Apollo Flight Directors, Dozens of Grumman Workers. The energy, pri...
06/07/2019

A night we will never forget. 5 Apollo Astronauts, 2 Apollo Flight Directors, Dozens of Grumman Workers. The energy, pride and passion in the room was incredible at this historic reunion at the home of the Lunar Module. Photo Credit: Rod Leonhard

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran
06/07/2019

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

50 years ago, the world watched as Apollo 11 Astronauts landed on the moon, a monumental achievement made possible by the work of Long Island’s aerospace industry. Tonight, we honored that legacy at the Cradle of Aviation with many of the Apollo 11 astronauts & flight directors. We celebrated the progress Nassau County has made as we move into the future and continue to reach for the stars.

Honorees at our Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner pose in front of LM-13 that would have gone to the Moon on Apollo 19.Fro...
06/06/2019

Honorees at our Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner pose in front of LM-13 that would have gone to the Moon on Apollo 19.

Front row left to right: Fred Haise, Apollo 13, Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9, Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7.

Back row left to right: Milt Windler, Apollo Flight Director, Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17, Charlie Duke, Apollo 16, Jerry Griffin, Apollo Flight Director.

Tune in to our LIVE stream this evening around 7:00 pm.

06/06/2019

With Apollo 13 Astronaut Fred Haise

06/06/2019

With Apollo Astronaut Charlie Duke talking about the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV)

06/06/2019

Apollo at 50 Anniversary Dinner Press Conference with Walt Cunningham, Apollo 7, Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9, Fred Haise, Apollo 13, Charlie Duke, Apollo 16, Harrison Schmitt, Apollo 17, and Apollo Flight Directors Gerry Griffin and Milt Windler.

Tune in around 7:00 pm EST for LIVE stream of dinner program!

Historic Online Space Memorabilia Auction ends around 9:30 pm EST!
>>> http://bit.ly/Space-Memorabilia-Auction

06/06/2019

So this just happened...

Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con is going on till 5 pm come on over!

Space Memorabilia Auction!Coinciding with and culminating at the end of our Apollo Anniversary Dinner on June 6th, we're...
06/05/2019

Space Memorabilia Auction!

Coinciding with and culminating at the end of our Apollo Anniversary Dinner on June 6th, we're hosting this historic online auction to allow everyone to participate in and help raise important funds for our Education and Preservation Programs. Auction ends at approximately 9:00 pm EST on Thursday, June 6th!

👉 http://bit.ly/Space-Memorabilia-Auction

Happy Bidding!

06/02/2019

Jedi Training at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con

06/02/2019

It's visionary comic book artist Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez creator of La Borinquena at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Conwith an insightful and inspiring presentation on the changes he is making in the comic book industry and the powerful impact it's having as a result. Very empowering! Watch and share! Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con

06/01/2019

Avengers of NY Cosplay Panel

06/01/2019

Tim Tanco’s Dragon Zord Power Rangers

Long Island TARDIS
06/01/2019

Long Island TARDIS

We are at the cradle of aviation today and Sunday for Cradle Con

06/01/2019

With the Microsoft Store Roosevelt Field at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con

06/01/2019

Saber Guild - Endor Temple Jedi Training!

06/01/2019

LIVE from Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con Saturday June 1, 10am-7pm!

Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con
06/01/2019

Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con

Let the cosplay begin....

This weekend, June 1-2 have more family fun than you can imagine at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con ...
06/01/2019

This weekend, June 1-2 have more family fun than you can imagine at Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con Just $25 Adults; $12 Kids & Free Parking. Something for everyone Star Wars, Avengers, Retro Video Games, shopping, and more. The Cradle team has been working hard to give you an incredible experience! Join us! www.cradlecon.com

It's our 50 Days of 50 Years of Apollo Celebration. Join us as we celebrate daily, the incredible story and achievement ...
05/31/2019

It's our 50 Days of 50 Years of Apollo Celebration. Join us as we celebrate daily, the incredible story and achievement of Apollo. #apollo50in50

Thank you Stacey Delikat for visiting us and for your segment on female astronauts. #womeninstem #girlsinstem
05/31/2019
Inspiring future astronauts to reach for the stars

Thank you Stacey Delikat for visiting us and for your segment on female astronauts. #womeninstem #girlsinstem

Visitors to the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island can learn everything they ever wanted to know about the history of space exploration. But the museum also focuses on a new generation.

05/31/2019

When was the last time you had a chance to play and just have fun? We all deserve it. Join us June 1-2 and try to beat your personal record. So much fun. You don't want to miss it. And all proceeds support the museum's preservation & education programs. Cradle-Con 2019 Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con

Thank you Gregory Zeller at Innovate Long Island for an insightful article on Grumman's efforts to win the NASA Contract...
05/31/2019
Moon shot: Recalling the bid that changed Long Island - Innovate Long Island

Thank you Gregory Zeller at Innovate Long Island for an insightful article on Grumman's efforts to win the NASA Contract to land man on the moon.

By GREGORY ZELLER // On an island populated by Mets, Jets and Knicks fans, it can be easy to forget what winning feels like – and with constant chatter about creating an “economic identity” for Long Island, it’s somewhat surprising to remember that it actually happened once. But it did. When...

Bad News...we are closed Fri, May 31st but GOOD NEWS is that it's to prepare for our 2nd Annual Cradle-Con 2019! Join us...
05/30/2019

Bad News...we are closed Fri, May 31st but GOOD NEWS is that it's to prepare for our 2nd Annual Cradle-Con 2019! Join us for so much fun Cradle-Con: A Comic, Collectible, & Pop Culture Con www.cradlecon.com

Check out this great story....https://abc7ny.com/community-events/kickoff-to-a-long-island-summer-2019/5315506/
05/30/2019

Check out this great story....https://abc7ny.com/community-events/kickoff-to-a-long-island-summer-2019/5315506/

My good friends, Amy Freeze and David Novarro hosted Channel 7’s annual prime time special, “Kickoff to a Long Island Summer.”

Photographer Joe Tesauro and I previewed the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing at Garden City’s Cradle of Aviation. It was terrific, having the time to work on a feature segment! I really hope you enjoyed it.

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Charles Lindbergh Blvd
Garden City, NY
11530

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 09:30 - 17:00

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