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Families Gather at Cradle of Aviation Museum for Spooky Science & STEM

Families Gather at Cradle of Aviation Museum for Spooky Science & STEM

GARDEN CITY, NY, October 16, 2019 – The Cradle of Aviation Museum’s new seasonally-themed Family Science Nights kicks off with Spooky Science on October 25th at 5pm with hands-on family fun and STEM activities for the whole family. Tickets are $8.00 per person; $5 for Museum Members.  All activities included with admission. It will be a fun night of science tricks & treats! $8.00 per person, $5 for Museum Members. Costumes encouraged!

Activities include: 

Witches Cauldrons: Learn your spells.  Mix a potion and see what happens!

Ghost Balloons: Create ghosts using materials you can find in the kitchen

FrankenToys: Make a creature by mixing and matching different animal parts.

Spark of Life: Frankenstein used electricity to bring his creature to life.  That same energy flows through us every day. See how you can be turned into a human battery!

Chemistry is Color: Explore the beautiful colors of Fall while creating a festive bookmark  

Halloween Catapult: Protect your candy with a Halloween Catapult.  Build and test your skills before taking home the very best in candy security. 

Imploding Pumpkin (Raffle) ; Guess how many rubber bands it takes to implode a pumpkin

Trick or Treat Planetarium: Attendees will search the sky looking for astronomy treats and discover some tricks in the night sky.

Plus face painting, and slime, mask and broom making the event partner, East Meadow Public Library  

Family Science Nights are designed to help families spend fun quality time together while building self-esteem, strengthening bonds, & creating memories.  With STEM occupations expected to grow to more than 9 million between 2012 and 2022*, Family Science Nights are an easy way to introduce & experience activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering , & Math.  Tickets can be purchased at or 516-572-4066. All activities are included with admission.  

The Cradle of Aviation Museum & Education Center is home to over 75 planes and spacecraft representing over 100 years of aviation history and Long Island’s only Giant Screen Dome Theater.  The museum is located on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd., in Garden City. Call (516) 572-4111 or visit                                          



Contact: Frances Cuomo Perpero

Director of Marketing & Communications