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Cradle of Aviation Museum

1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
+1 516-572-4111
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A wonderful museum greatly in need of some serious sprucing up.

My wife and I recently visited on a hot humid day to escape the heat. The museum is loaded with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New Hyde Park, New York
It was OK.

We went on a rainy day and they did give us info regarding the solar eclipse, which was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lisa S
Franklin Square, New York, United States
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1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
+1 516-572-4111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My wife and I recently visited on a hot humid day to escape the heat. The museum is loaded with wonderful artifacts capturing the history of aviation on Long Island from the earliest days of flight to the moon landings and beyond. The problem is...More

Thank FredRuth99
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went on a rainy day and they did give us info regarding the solar eclipse, which was interesting. The rest was a little boring and pricey for what it was.

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Love. This place. And so will you. There is so much history. Here from lindbergh's flight through the military use during world war 2 and the use of the field for other. Purposes. The aircraft. Are top notch as well the exhibits. Anyone who loves...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

From a one year old to a 101 this should interest everyone. The exhibits are exciting, but the best thing was talking with the guides(retired Grumman workers)who actually built the landing module. 50 years later they're still bursting with pride.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a true gem. it will rock your world to learn so much about Aviation happened right here on Long Island. So much about the space program and space flight is learned at this beautiful museum. We spend 3 hours here and could have...More

Thank Lawrence M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is great for older children. My children were 3 1/2 and 15 months at the time we visited. They were a little young for the museum. It was easy to navigate and very interesting.

Thank ErinKristin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I unexpectedly had a bit of time and on my business trip went to this place. From the beginning the people on the floor and guided me through the history of aviation. There are lots of older planes with great explanation. It is exciting walk...More

Thank Rostam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised for the scale of the museum. A great collection of all eras of aviation from the balloon age to the space age. Very immersive displays and many "try out" cockpits.

Thank James L
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My fourth trip here. The last time was 5 years ago. Brought my 5 year old grandson and 7 year old daughter. They both loved it here. Especially the hands on displays. They also participated in some of the projects that the docents instructed. So...More

Thank J00Jee
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Wonderful for all ages, especially your children. There is multiple opportunities for all ages to participate in science, the enviroment and the world of aviation.

Thank Marilyn O
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21 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $9.00 to get in and $8.00 for seniors. I don't know about students or a person with disabilities. Sorry.
11 January 2017|
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Response from Bdengle | Reviewed this property |
It depends on you. You can walk through in less than one hour. But you can choose to do some of the many interactive exhibits, or/and read the signage, and talk to docents who are happy to share their experiences and... More
9 November 2016|
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Response from larrycowden |
Yes it is. There is an elevator and a ramp to 2nd floor.