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

Come see this new addition to our Space Gallery - The Future is Now, featuring current and future space programs from the Space Station to Artemis and SpaceX. 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!

Autonomous drones? 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 are developing current and future 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.

Join us on this journey by becoming a member, signing up for emails, sharing our content with friends and family on your favorite social channels, and participating online and in-person as we chart the course through these rapidly changing times.

We appreciate our community and thank you for your continued support.

New Planetarium Show

Space reporter Miles O’Brien guides you through the first human mission to Mars — a daring 1000-day mission to fly an international crew to the red planet and return them safely to Earth.

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!