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Great Birthday Party Ideas and Party Themes for Boys and Girls!

[ Birthday parties are currently on hold due to the Pandemic ]

Have a BLAST at your Birthday Party! Let us fly around and do the work for you! We offer exciting birthday parties for young aviators from toddlers to teens. Created for different ages, our parties include hands-on activities, friendly guides, and an extraordinary environment. You won't find a more unique party place on Long Island! When it comes to kids birthday party places, we've got them beat!

Cradle of Aviation Museum All-Inclusive Birthday Parties Include

  • Two Hour Guided Party
  • Invitations
  • ‘Out-of-this-World’ Activity (see party themes)
  • Age Appropriate Craft Activity
  • Pizza, Soda and Juice
  • Birthday Child is FREE

Birthday Party Themes

Treasure Hunt (all ages)
Ahoy mates! Join us on this fun and interactive treasure hunt through the museum galleries. Search for clues among the airplanes to find the hidden treasure chest!

Earn Your Wings (ages 6 and up)
Earn your wings in this high flying pilot training adventure! Sit in 6 different cockpits while you learn the secrets of flight!

One World One Sky (ages 6 and under)
Join Elmo in this Giant Dome Theater romp around the universe wearing a feathered Big Bird hat that you create!

Escape the Moon (ages 10 and up, adults too!)
Try to escape the lunar surface far out in space that has only one hour left until its demise! Only teamwork can return your crew back to Earth before it is too late. Failure is not an option!

Planetarium/Movie Party (ages 5 and up)
See your name up in lights on the giant dome before experiencing a planetarium show or movie like you’ve never seen before!


Cradle of Aviation parties are $425.00 for up to 25 people (children and adults)

Extra child: $17.00

Extra adult:
- Treasure Hunt, Earn Your Wings, and Escape the Moon: $10.00
- One World One Sky and Planetarium/Movie: $8.00

- Dome Theater: $8.00 per person
- Nunley’s Carousel: $1.50 per person per ride
- Cradle of Aviation: $10.00 per person

Important Information: A $100.00 deposit is required to hold the date. 48-hour advance notice is required for adjustments. Your own cake can be left with our staff who will also cut and serve it for you. Sorry, balloons and outside food are not allowed!


Q: How many people are included?
A: The party includes 25 people, counting children and adults. You can have more people at an additional cost, up to the maximum of 30 children and 50 people total.

Q: Is food included?
A: Five pizza pies, water, juice, and soda are included. No outside food is allowed, but you can order additional food from our on-site caterer. The only exception is the cake, which cannot require a refrigerator or freezer (e.g. ice cream cakes).

Q: Can I hire a face painter/character?
A: Outside entertainment (face painter, character, clown, etc.) is not permitted at the museum.

Q: Do my guests have access to the museum for the rest of the day?
A: Unfortunately, museum admission for the remainder of the day is not included. However, you can add general admission to the galleries for an additional cost (see below).

Q: Can I extend the party?
A: Depending on availability, you can add on a show in our Dome Theater, a ride on Nunley’s Carousel, or time in the museum for an additional cost.

For additional details and to reserve your date, please call 516-572-4066 (Monday-Friday, 10-4) or use the contact form below.

Ask about adding on a Carousel ride or Dome Theater Show.

 Let us know the date(s) you are interested in via the contact form below and we'll get right back to you!