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The Future is Now - Air, Space and Science at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Air, Space, and Science at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Artemis and SpaceX? Flying cars? Electric airplanes? Space tourism? Artificial intelligence?


Museums are time machines that not only preserve and give us a view of the past but provide a window and blueprint for the future.

Come get inspired by all things air and space and the science behind it at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Over the coming months and years, we will feature air and space exhibits, education programs, events, and planetarium shows, all designed to educate, inform, inspire and continue the legacy of Long Island's aerospace heritage of discovery.

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Current Future is Now Exhibitions


Free with museum admission.

Drone technology is changing the world right now and is going to change it even more in the future. In this exhibit, you will see examples of a wide variety of current civilian, military, and scientific drones. Try a number of drone simulators and on certain special dates, test out a hand-sensor drone in our Drone Zone!

Drone Zone Family Activity 

Fly a hand-sensor Scoot drone in our Drone Zone! Scoot drones are 360° sensor-guided hover drones. Toss them in the air and they fly! Control them with hand gestures. Can you negotiate our obstacle course? Drones for beginners and kids have never been easier.

Drone Zone Schedule:

Wednesday - Friday, 12-4 pm through August 9th.
National Aviation Day - Saturday, August 19, 12-4

Free with museum admission


With the Mars Exploration exhibit, you'll drive Mars Rovers and learn about the Mars 2020 mission with an interactive augmented reality (AR) experience! Free with museum admission.

Watch the video below to learn about the app, then go to the app store on your phone and download it (Mission to Mars AR) then come for a visit and play in our gallery!

New 'Future is Now' merch in our store!

You'll find cool Future is Now merch both online and in-store when you come for a visit!