Cradle of Aviation Museum, Garden City

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The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an aerospace museum located in Garden City, New York on Long Island to commemorate Long Island's part in the history of aviation. It is located on land once part of Mitchel Air Force Base which, together with nearby Roosevelt Field and other airfields on the Hempstead Plains, was the site of many historic flights. So many seminal flights had occurred in the area that, by the mid-1920s, the cluster of airfields was already dubbed the "Cradle of Aviation", the origin of the museum's name.

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  • Smithsonian quality museum on Long Island You and your family must go. The History of aviation is presented with wonderful exhibits that are inviting, informing and entertaining. I couldn't believe.....  more »
  • This is a museum that adults and children can enjoy. The Planetarium shows are geared for different ages. They have family nights with films and crafts. There is show much to do in this beautiful...  more »
  • Absolutely love the place and the baby play room. Every room has at least a couple hands on section s for kids. They can find many flights to fly and sit in throughout the museum. Café is good. It's very easy for parents to supervise kids. My son loves the place.
  • An awesome place to visit even if you’re not an aviation fanatic. You can see how Long Island played such an integral part in the history of flight and eventually space travel. There’s even a real authentic lunar module that was supposed to go up with Apollo 18 or 19.

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