December Break 2021
Explore the Colors of the Universe and more at the Cradle this December Break!
Family Activities, Planetarium Shows, Hubble & Space Exhibits, Retro Arcade Exhibit, and a Holiday Model Train Show!
December 26 through January 2
Learn how telescopes take their photographs and scientists turn those pictures into the beautiful imagery we see with our activity, Colors of the Universe. And learn how telescope detectors capture these details in our activity, Pixels to Pictures.
Our immersive full-dome planetarium is one of the largest and most powerful virtual reality experiences in the world! Separate admission required. NEW! Learn more about the universe with our new show, Birth of Planet Earth.
The Hubble Exhibit is 2,200 square feet of exhibit that immerses visitors in the magnificence and mystery of the Hubble mission and introduces the James Webb Space Telescope. Free with museum admission.
The Arcade Age Exhibit
Learn the History, Play the Games - Over 50 playable classic arcade games.
The Arcade Age explores the short history of video arcade games through exhibits and gameplay, just as they were intended to be experienced - in an arcade
Open every day for the December Break - Learn More and Buy Tickets!
The Long Island Garden Railway Society
The Long Island Garden Railway Society will be here for the December Break (December 21st through the 29th) with their annual Model Train Show at the Cradle! Free with Museum Admission.