Cradle of Aviation Museum

Discover Long Island’s aerospace heritage at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

The Reckson Center Atrium is the main entrance to the Cradle of Aviation Museum which is host to over 75 air and space craft in its 8 exhibit galleries. Here you can purchase tickets to the museum galleries, giant screen theater and the NC Firefighter’s Museum.


  • Phone: 516-572-4111
    Fax: 516-572-4065
  • Group Reservations: 572-4066
  • Email Inquiries: Contact Us


  • Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30-5:00.
  • Open on Mondays that fall on holidays and school breaks
  • Open on Mondays for school groups, visit our education page for details.

Giant Screen Theater

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Ticket Pricing

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Includes Junior Jet Club and unlimited X-Ride Theater
Giant Screen Combo
Cradle of Aviation & Film
Includes Junior Jet Club and unlimited X-Ride Theater

*Children ages 2-12, Senior Citizens 62+, Military Personnel, Volunteer Firemen & Non-Ambulatory Visitors

Other Options
Giant Screen Theater
Nunley’s Carousel
Junior Jet Club
Firefighter’s Museum

For School Group rates, please visit the Education page and click on Reservations.
For Group Travel rates, please call 516-572-4066.

Postal address
Cradle of Aviation Museum
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Main Entrance
Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530

Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4, follow signs to Museum Row/Coliseum which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd, stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot.


Public Transportation

  • Bus: The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College

  • Train: Taxis available from the following LIRR stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury


  • We are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchairs are available free of charge

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