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.
A Salute to Women in STEM
In celebrating Women’s History Month, the Cradle of Aviation is proud to host its annual "Salute To Women" event. Every year the museum honors women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) featuring an extraordinary panel of women.
The event is designed to motivate middle and high school aged girls to consider a career in STEM and celebrate active role models in the STEM fields. Each panel member will discuss their specific career, how they there, and the importance of women in America's growing shortage of STEM professionals.
This event is free for students. Due to spacing concerns, reservations are required.