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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.

Machine Madness Competition

Saturday, February 2, 2019
8:00 am2:00 pm

For High School students.

Design, Create, Build and Compete! Machine Madness will celebrate the Apollo missions that led to eleven space flights and astronauts walking on the moon! Teams of students are asked to build a machine that will Raise the American Flag on the Moon! Using engineering, mathematics and teamwork, teams will build their machines at school and then bring them to the museum to compete for prizes on February 2nd 2019. Registration required; deadline is January 12th 2018.

Team Fee is $100 and covers up to 10 students. Two museum admission tickets will be given per student for spectators.

Additional spectators are required to pay regular museum admission.

Please call Reservations at 516-572-4066, Monday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.