Cradle of Aviation Museum

1 Davis Avenue , Garden City, NY

Phone: 516-572-4111 Fax: 516-572-4065

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is an aerospace museum located on land that was at one time apart of Mitchel Air Force Base, just one of many historic flight locations in the area along with Roosevelt Field and other airfields on the Hempstead Plains. In the 1920s the cluseter of fields was dubbed "The Cradle of Aviation." At the great museum visitors are offere a comprehensive look into the past of aviation innovation that began in our very own backyards.


  • Guided Tours
  • Interactive Exhibits
  • Kid-Friendly
  • School/Group Tours
  • Self-Guided Tours

Working Hours

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Monday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Tuesday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Wednesday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Thursday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Friday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    Saturday 09:00 AM05:30 PM

    *open on Mondays that fall on holidays, school breaks or for school groups

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  • Reviews
    • Rob gave a 4/5 star rating

      I used to be an Air Force pilot, so coming here is always a really nostalgic ...
    • Rob gave a 4/5 star rating

      This is one of our favorite places to hang out as a family! They always have ...
    • Rob gave a 4/5 star rating

      This is a really fun place. Their planetarium show is pretty cool, and the dome theater ...
    • Rob gave a 4/5 star rating

      Hands down my favorite museum! I've been to air and space museums in several different states ...
    • Rob gave a 4/5 star rating

      This is one of the best museums in the area if you're interested in aviation or ...


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