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Birthday Party Ideas & Party Themes for Boys and Girls!

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 Birthday Parties Include

  • Two Hour Party
  • Aviation or Space Theme
  • Age Appropriate Games and Craft Activity
  • Private Party Room
  • Free Museum Admission for the Day

Each weekend day will have two available time slots: 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. 

Attendance for 25 persons (max 30 kids, 50 total). 

Birthday Party Themes

There are two available party themes, Aviation and Space: 

Sky High Birthday (recommended for ages 4-9)
Take to the skies and pilot your birthday to fun! Welcome aboard our flight deck, our Cradle Crew will join the birthday child and guests for an up, up, and away experience! Play an airplane toss game, and decorate your own wood model airplane to take home!

Airplane Toss Game
Pin the Propeller on the Plane
Airplane Craft Activity

Goody Bags - $5 option & a $10 option 
Theater - $7 add-on per person 
Costumed Guest Appearance $75
Slime Experiment (25) (5-9 yr only) $75
Sand Art Activity (25) $75

Space Mission Birthday (recommended for ages 3-12)
3,2,1 Blast off to an out-of-this-world birthday! Skyrocket to outer space as our team members join the party and guide you and friends on a trip to the stars! Launch stomp rockets, pin the astronaut on the Moon, and build your own telescope!

Stomp, whistle, and Alka-seltzer rockets 
Pin the Astronaut on the Moon
DIY Telescopes to take home

Goody Bags - $5 option & a $10 option 
Theater - $7 add-on per person 
Costumed Astronaut Appearance $75
Sand Art Activity (25) $75
Galaxy Slime Experiment (25) (5-10 yr only) $75
Water Rockets Build & Launch (25) (7-10 yr only) $150 - available April to September


The base birthday party price is $500 which covers up to 25 people (both children and adults). Additional people, up to 50, can be added at $10 per adult or $20 per child in addition to costs associated with add-on options. The maximum capacity for the private party room is 33, so beyond that, you would have to be in a public space.


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 a maximum of 30 children and 50 people total.

Q: Is food included?
A: Unfortunately, food is not provided, we recommend Napolini Express. You can download a PDF of their menu here.

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: Yes, museum admission for the day is included.

Q: Can I decorate the party room?
A: Yes! You can bring in any tabletop decorations or items to make the space your own. Please no balloons and nothing to hang on the walls.

Q: Can we bring balloons?
A: Balloons are not allowed in the museum! They float to the ceiling and get stuck and set off our alarms!

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

Please provide details and questions via the contact form below and we'll get right back to you! 

Theme Preference
Preferred Party Time(s)
This request is not a reservation!