African American Soldiers 1 Riveters doughboys with mules Mule Rearing pilots in dress uniforms African American Officers The pilots gas masks

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Cradle of Aviation Museumloupe
1 Davis Avenue
Garden City

Located on Mitchel field, a former military airfield founded in 1917. the museum interprets the history of aviation and spaceflight as it relates to Long Island, NY, people, places, events and corporations. To this end it has assembled a collection of 65 aircraft and spacecraft, most of them locally produced. It's World War One Gallery houses several original and reproduction aircraft as well as numerous objects.


Open 9:30-5:00, Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays that fall on holidays and school breaks.

Admission is $14 for adults and $12 for children, seniors, military personnel, volunteer firemen, and non-ambulatory visitors. A combo admission, which includes the museum and a single Planetarium Show or Dome Theater Film is $19 and $17 respectively, is also available.

"Pershing" Donors

$5 Million +

Founding Sponsor
PritzkerMML Logo

Starr Foundation Logo

The Lilly Endowment