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The Chocolate Expo
The Chocolate Expo Returns to the Cradle in March!
Due to popular demand, we have Implemented “timed entry” tickets to help even-out customer arrivals and to avoid long entry lines. With timed entry, you can come in anytime after the time listed on your ticket and stay as long as you like! We will also be adding a second entry point into the Museum and increasing both staff and the number of ticket scanners to better accommodate our guests.
Celebrate your passion… and celebrate life! Chocolate is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. Almost everyone loves chocolate!
The Chocolate Expo, now one of the very largest chocolate events in the U.S., offers tastings & sales of chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and more from 35-100 local, regional and even some international vendors, depending on location and the size of the facility.
Each Chocolate Expo event combines chocolate and food with a dash of fun such as unique exhibits, performances, demonstrations and/or celebrity appearances. The Chocolate Expo is unlike any other chocolate event.
Online Tickets: Adults/$15 & Children/$10 (Ages 2-12)
Admission at the Door: Adults/$20 & Children/$15 (Ages 2-12)
Museum Member Price: Adults/$12 & Children/$8 (Ages 2-12)
Member tickets can only be purchased in person at our box office.
Ticket prices for The Chocolate Expo include both admission to the expo itself and full admission to the Museum’s fascinating exhibits, which would otherwise regularly cost $15 for adults and $13 for children ages 2-12. In addition, admission to the Nassau County Firefighters Museum is included at no charge (reg. $5/adult and $4/child), making The Chocolate Expo at the Cradle of Aviation an exceptional value.
Bonus features include various entertainment, lectures and chocolate-related demos in the giant dome theater on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tastings of wines, ciders, beers and distilled spirits will be available for adults 21 and over only (ID required). Please drink responsibly. Do not drink & drive. Designate a driver, take public transit, take a taxi/Uber-type service or plan to stay one of the nearby hotels.
Vendor participation, entertainment, celebrity appearances and program schedules are subject to change without notice.
Many vendors offer products that contain common food allergens such as wheat, soy, dairy, peanuts, tree nuts, etc., or are manufactured in facilities with these products. If you have food allergies, we suggest that you consult with your healthcare provider before attending The Chocolate Expo.
Thank you for your support!
Proceeds from this event help to fund our preservation and education programs.