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News and press release archive for the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

The sculpture, a dramatic accent to the grounds of the museum depicts Dr. Ride in her Space Shuttle In-Flight Suit. The statue, titled “The First American Woman in Space“ is a gift to the Museum. The project’s title sponsors are the Matson Family Foundation, Peter Diamandis: on behalf of the XPRIZE Foundation, and Maria Shriver.

On May 10th, 2021, Former NASA Astronaut Bill Shepherd from Babylon, teamed up with the Cradle to introduce “The New Age of Space” addition to the Museum’s Space Gallery.

Over 500 FIRST Lego participants, their coaches, and families participated in the FIRST Lego launch held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Friday, November 2nd. Robotics teams were on hand to showcase their work, promote applications for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and prepare for this year’s upcoming FIRST Challenge.

On Tuesday, November 7, from 9:00 am- 3:00 pm, Biotech Day will be held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Biotech Day hosted in conjunction with Northwell Health aims to provide Long Island educators with biotechnology content for their students.

On Monday, March 13th, the Cradle of Aviation hosted its 6th annual "Salute to Women in STEM" event. This year the museum honored an extraordinary panel of women including Bonnie Tiburzi Caputo, the first female commercial pilot; Chelsea Engberg, CEO of Aviatrix and aerobatic pilot; and LT Natalie Schibell, MSC, USN. Mediating the event was News 12 Long Island, Anchor Carol Silva.

On Saturday, January 14th, the Cradle of Aviation Museum hosted its first in a series of Drone events with students from the Vaughn College U.A.V. Club.

Biotech Day, November 8, 2016, is being hosted in conjunction with Northwell Health and aims to provide Long Island educators with biotechnology content for their students.

3rd-8th graders built, designed and launched their own water rockets!

NYIT teams created blueprints and 3-D models as part of a larger Tech Training Center Competition held earlier this year.

Over 300 Students Visit the Space Station with NASA Astronaut Stephanie Wilson at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Learn about our Long Island STEM Career Expo from a Kellenberg student who attended.

Garden City, N.Y. – On Monday, May 19, 2014, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins joined over 500 students participated to celebrate Mars at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Students’ explored microgravity, made their own craters, learned about programming robots, maneuvered through obstacles with a model Mars rover, and more! Each session encouraged participants to learn about the Red Planet and inspired them to explore beyond our atmosphere!

Garden City, N.Y. – On Thursday, March 13th from 9:30am-1:00pm the Cradle of Aviation Museum said goodbye to Old Man Winter and celebrated the return of spring with eggs and a year-round phenomenon—gravity! Newton’s Egg is the Cradle of Aviation’s annual Egg Drop Contest. Over 500 students from first to eighth grade participated, each with the hopes of protecting their egg from a two story drop off our balcony. Participating schools included: Marion Street in Lynbrook, Newbridge Road in Bellmore, James Wilson Young Middle School, Holy Family, Bowling Green in East Meadow, and Lawrence Middle School.

On Monday, February 10th, from 9:00am to 12:00pm, the iConnect Challenge was held at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. The challenge brought teams of middle school and high school aged students together to design, film, and edit their own video with the goal of promoting mobile device applications for classroom learning.

Garden City, N.Y. – At 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 8th, 2014, in cooperation with the Rube Goldberg Machine Contest and Rube Goldberg, Inc; The Cradle of Aviation Museum will host their fourth Annual Regional Rube Goldberg Machine Contest for high school and middle school students to transform everyday materials into wacky innovative machines that take 20 or more steps to accomplish. This year's task - "Zip a Zipper."