Take your class on a trip they'll never forget...


Dear Educator:

Get your school year off to a flying start and bring your class to the Cradle of Aviation Museum for your next field trip!

This year the Cradle has a lot of new and exciting opportunities for you and your students!  We have two new museum classes! The first entitled Tech…Under Construction is designed to have students explore the components of technology from hydraulics to circuits through fun, engaging experiments. We also have a new early learners program! Lunar Explorers seeks to introduce students to the features of the Moon while learning about shapes, colors, and numbers.

When you come for a visit, we are proud to welcome teachers and students alike to experience our dome! New interactive educator-led programs will treat your students to realistic close-up views of Earth, star fields and planets, taking them on an exhilarating flight through a virtual re-creation of our universe. Choose from our museum classes to extend the learning beyond the dome!

Plan your visit during our off-peak seasons to receive special discounts! In September and October—save $2.00 per student on a museum ticket when combined with a theater ticket. Or come visit us in December and January—receive a FREE 30 minute museum class. Trips and classes at the Cradle are BOCES Fund-able.

Here in this section of our website, you will find information on all of our STEM educational programs via the links on the left. Below, you will find links to download our Education Brochure for class trip planning and our 40 page Educator Guide to enhance your visit with pre and post visit lesson plans.

To book a class trip or reserve your own sneak-peek, please call 516-572-4066.

We look forward to working with you and your students!



Catherine Bingham
Education Manager

Thanks to a New York State Council on the Arts grant, you can now download our 40 page educator guide containing both pre and post visit activities.