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GoFundMe COVID Recovery Fund

Keep the Cradle Rocking!

Dear Community & Friends of the Cradle,

Please help the Cradle continue its important mission of preserving the past and inspiring the future!   

Although we are not a hospital or research facility for scientists to find a cure, we are a science and technology museum that inspires the next generation of hero engineers, explorers, doctors, and scientists! The future will need more of these champions to continue the good work of today! 

That's why the Cradle of Aviation’s mission, to encourage youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.) careers while developing the next generation of problem solvers, is more important now than ever before. 

Last year alone the museum captivated over 350,000 guests and inspired over 70,000 school children with the museum's programs and education events. But like so many of you we have been impacted hard by the pandemic. Due to closures and reduced operations as a result of COVID-19, we are in desperate need of significant support to maintain just the most basic of functions at the museum and to simply survive the months to come.  

We ask you to consider making a donation to our recovery fund that will allow us to survive these unprecedented times, remain strong, build back and ensure that we can continue preparing hundreds of thousands of people to be S.T.E.M. leaders of the future!

We thank you for your support during these uncertain times and look forward to seeing you at the museum.  

On behalf of the entire staff and board, we wish you and your family goodwill & good health. 


Jennifer Baxmeyer 
Executive Director 
Cradle of Aviation Museum  

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