17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day

From: 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM

Join us this April Break for our Annual Astronomy & Space Day!


Astronomy and Telescopes - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
The Amateur Observer’s Society (AOS) and other local Astronomy Clubs will be here to help us celebrate with solar telescopes, digitarium programs (star lab) and demos.

Hands-On Science Zones - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
There will also be three hands-on science activities that will grow your understanding of the expanding universe: Space Guess Quest – test your knowledge of celestial objects; Static Electricity – Build an Electroscope and test for invisible forces; and Expanding Universe – See how the universe is ever expanding.

Space: A Journey to Our Future & Apollo Artifacts Exhibit - Daily, 9:30-5:00 pm, Space Gallery, Free with Museum Admission
This immersive exhibit takes you from the dawn of man’s earliest visions of space exploration to the heroic achievements of the past, the unfolding discoveries of today, and the frontiers of the universe that lie ahead. Paired with our large collection of Apollo artifacts, will be on exhibit through August 2019.

Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut - 1pm & 3pm, Dome Theater, Separate Admission Required
Plaza Theatrical Productions presents Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut live onstage in the Dome Theater! Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure in space as live musical theater with audience participation comes to the Cradle!

Make and Take Activities - 12-4 pm, Atrium - Free with Museum Admission
- Create your own puzzles of the Lunar and Command Modules that went to the moon
- Create a star wheel to help you locate the constellations in the night sky
- Trace the stars and find out if you see what they saw centuries ago
- Put together a book of Latin American constellations

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:30am to 5:00pm

Cradle of Aviation
51 Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, Garden City, NY 11530

Event Type

Festivals & Fairs


Nassau County



Adults $15, Seniors/Children (2-12) $13

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Jessica Berry 4/23/2019

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