The mission of the Cradle of Aviation Museum is twofold: to engage all ages in the exploration of our aerospace heritage by preserving and displaying Long Island’s contribution to air and space travel; and to inspire, motivate, and stimulate our youth to be the next generation of aerospace scientists and engineers. We achieve our mission through our growing exhibit collection and our ever expanding educational programs.
Boy Scouts Space Exploration Merit Badge
We have room for individual add-on scouts for this program - please call Reservations at 516-572-4066 (Monday-Friday, 10-4)
All Boy Scout Merit Badge programs at the Cradle are lead by certified counselors. 2 troop leaders required and admitted free for all programs. A minimum of eight scouts are required for all Boy Scout programs. Sorry, non-scout siblings are not allowed in Scout programs.
Space Exploration 3 1/2-hour program, $30 for Scouts
Build & launch your own rocket (weather permitting). Explore the museum’s space gallery. Design a moon base. See one of only three Lunar Modules on Earth.