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Cradle of Aviation Museum

1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
+1 516-572-4111
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Surprisingly enjoyable visit

Didn’t know what to expect, and was very pleasantly surprised. Much larger than anticipated with... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
New York City, New York
via mobile
Lots of interesting things to see!

The Cradle of Aviations Museum is a fun place to visit. I feel its geared towards those who enjoy... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hicksville, New York
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  • Average4%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
1 Davis Ave, Garden City, NY 11530-6743
+1 516-572-4111
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Didn’t know what to expect, and was very pleasantly surprised. Much larger than anticipated with quite a number of large aircrafts. Informative and creative exhibits discussing aviation history from the very beginnings to space exploration. Lots of great replicas with some originals including cockpits and...More

Thank TravelDeer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Cradle of Aviations Museum is a fun place to visit. I feel its geared towards those who enjoy plans and aviation items. Brought my kids here, they had a good time looking at all the different items. They also enjoyed the Fire Fighter Museum...More

Thank marclisa29
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're visiting Long Island don't miss the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City...fascinating exhibits from the early days of flight with the Wright brothers to space travel, including many interactive exhibits and simulators where you can try landing on an aircraft carrier or...More

Thank Rich334
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the beginning of aviation to modern days with a detour to the moon this display has everything. If your interested in Charles Lindberg his first Jenny JN7 is on display to the Spirt of St.Louis that was used in the movie with James Stewart...More

Thank Shelly S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Family and kid friendly, this is one of Long Island's finest museums which manages to involve children in many of the exhibits and give them some memorable facts about Long Island's aviation history. The aircraft on display never cease to be a joy to look...More

Thank Ralph B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Long island has a lot of aviation history/ the cradle of aviation houses quit a few vintage aircraft and histories/

Thank tom d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful place for adults and children. Knowledgable and helpful docents too. Everyone will enjoy this place.

Thank Art A
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

A lot of information on flight, but not a lot "to do." There are some things to do, a lot of stuff is old and broken, but with that being said , kids want hands on activities and this place did not provide that. Some...More

Thank wolfman2014
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Mixture of historic artifacts and futuristic concepts. Combo ticket includes one IMAX or planetarium show. Great fun, informative and interesting for all ages.

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

This was an excellent museum. There were a great deal of very interesting exhibits. As a Navy veteran who served with a fighter squadron, and a student of history and technology, I was particularly intrigued by the many items on display and the great attention...More

Thank 594salb
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20 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.
10 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
8 November 2016|
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Response from larrycowden |
Yes it is. There is an elevator and a ramp to 2nd floor.