The Cradle of Aviation: “The Arcade Age”

Our family loves to travel and see what our beautiful country has to offer, but we also have so much more right in our own backyard! Have you ever stopped by The Cradle of Aviation Museum for a visit? You might want to put that on your next “staycation” list of things to do on one of our upcoming days off or the winter break, and go see their new exhibit, The Arcade Age!

“The Arcade Age explores the short history of video arcade games through exhibitry and game play, just as they were intended to be experienced- in an arcade! Through April 3rd, 2016, the Cradle of Aviation will transform a section of its galleries into an arcade complete with unforgettable favorites like Ms. Pac-Man, Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong and more. Play the arcade classics and check out the exhibit telling the story of video arcade games; from the pioneers in the early 40s and 50s, to the industry crash, revival and ultimate decline in the 90s. It is a story of the creative and innovative people who explored groundbreaking technologies, the games that sprung from their ingenuity and a culture that was shaped by their developments.

With three daily sessions available (11:30, 1:30 and 3:30) your 90 minute free play, timed-ticket for the Arcade Age exhibit also includes full access to the Cradle of Aviation galleries. For the 3:30 pm session, please arrive early to enjoy the galleries as we close promptly at 5:00 pm.”

Adults $24, Children (2-12) $20

The Cradle of Aviation
Dedicated to preserving Long Island’s rich aerospace heritage of discovery and to inspiring future generations through science and technology.

Charles Lindbergh Blvd.
Garden City, NY 11530
General (516) 572-4111
Reservations (516) 572-4066

Tuesday – Sunday,  9:30am -5:00pm and Mondays that fall on holidays and school breaks.
X-Ride motion simulator only runs on weekends.
Arcade Age exhibit sessions are daily at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm
Nunley’s Carousel is open 12-4pm during the week and 12-5pm on weekends.

Admission: Museum Admission includes aviation museum galleries, Junior Jet Club and X-Ride Theater.
Combo includes the museum and a single Planetarium Show or Dome Theater Film

Adult $14 Museum Admission, $19 Combo
Child/Senior* $12 Museum Admission, $17 Combo

Planetarium $8 Adult $7 Child/Senior
Dome Theater $8 Adult $7 Child/Senior
Nunley’s Carousel Adult $2 $2 Child/Senior
Junior Jet Club $2.50 Adult $2.50 Child/Senior

Check the theater schedule here.

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

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