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Online Educational Services
The Cradle of Aviation Museum continues its primary mission to collect, preserve and interpret the Long Island’s rich aerospace heritage of discovery and inspire future generations through science and technology. The Museum is committed to extending its services and staying connected to the community via online channels sharing helpful, fun, and inspirational content and programming.
During World War Two, Long Island was a crucial center of military aircraft production. These aircraft, produced in huge numbers for the Army, Navy, and foreign governments, were of superior quality and had a major impact on the course of the war in all theatres.
Experience the museum galleries in 360° via Google Street View and visit our many exhibit pages with links to further resources.
At-Home Activities with video instruction from our Education Team! Try "Make A Mission Patch" asking students to use their imagination on their own personal mission. If there was a mission to stop a virus, what would the patch look like? And more...
LEARN with #EducatorTom, the museum's latest social media sensation as he brings edutainment online through short videos on the history of ingenuity and innovation in aerospace.
ASK an Educator those challenging STEM-related homework questions and get some help from our Education Team!
Cradle of Aviation Museum Historian and Curator, Josh Stoff, curates interesting short YouTube videos and provides commentary.
Can you find the hidden message in our virtual scavenger hunt? Explore our website to find the clues and reveal the hidden message (and learn all about flight along the way!)
We've formatted and optimized some of our favorite museum images for your virtual background use and they're not just historic, they're epic! 'Wow' your friends and colleagues with a little bit of history!
BE INSPIRED with evening lectures as we replay via Facebook Watch Parties some of our favorite encounters with astronauts, pilots, authors, and STEM leaders including the Apollo 50th Anniversary Dinner Panel featuring five Apollo Astronauts and two Mission Control directors (Thursday, March 26th at 8pm) presentation and an intimate look at life and art of Apollo Astronaut Alan Bean with Leslie Bean and Shuttle Astronaut and Bestselling Author Mike Massimino (Tuesday, March 24th at 8 pm. www.facebook.com/cradleofaviation
PERUSE thousands of inspirational photos of the heroes of air and space in our NY Heritage Digital Collection including rarely seen photos of Amelia Earhart, Charles Lindbergh, the F-14 and Lunar Module. https://nyheritage.org/contributors/cradle-aviation-museum
WATCH our playlists on our YouTube channel www.youtube.com/cradleofaviation including recommended picks from our curator, Josh Stoff, as well as inspirational interviews with astronauts who recently visited the museum.
FOLLOW US on social media as we continue to highlight inspirational stories of triumph over tragedy and celebrate teamwork in overcoming odds as well as recommended helpful resources on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Pinterest.