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.
Spooky Science Night
A fan favorite, Spooky Science Night returns with stimulating STEM activities and a whole lot of Halloween fun to entertain the entire family.
“Spooky Science Night is a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. All activities are included with admission. Ideal for children ages 5-12," says Education & Planetarium Coordinator, Kerri Kiker.
Spider Web Challenge:
A spider’s web is designed to withstand high winds, heavy rains, and shifting weight. Can you design a web that is able to hold the balanced weight of your spider and its prey?!
Trick or Treat Planetarium: Our planetarium sky is full of stuff just waiting to be discovered. Will you find astronomy treats like the Witch Nebula or be tricked by a regular witch?!
Messages From Beyond:
There is more to these messages than meets the eye! Read and leave invisible ink messages.
Make a creepy crawly bug that moves all on its own!
Tickets are $17.00 per person; $15 for Museum Members, and children under 2 are free.