Science & Aviation History

Long Island Aviation Museums

Early aviators such as Charles Lindbergh are celebrated at Museum Row’s Cradle of Aviation Museum, which takes visitors through a journey of over 100 years of history. The Museum, Planetarium and Dome Theater is home to one of the largest air and spacecraft collections in the world.

At Grumman Aerospace on Long Island, a crew of 9,000 banded together to design, assemble and test the Apollo Lunar Modules that landed 12 men on the moon in 1969.

At the Cradle of Aviation and American Airpower Museum explore aviation modules and track Charles Lindbergh’s historic flight from Long Island to Paris in 1927. 

Insider Tip: Find one of Lindbergh’s Spirit of St. Louis planes and one of three lunar modules on display at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Aviation Sites

American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport

Some sixty five years ago, the current home of the American Airpower Museum at Republic Airport was a crucial part of the “Arsenal of Democracy”. Home to Republic Aviation, the complex produced over 9,000 P-47 Thunderbolts in Farmingdale…

Cradle of Aviation Museum

Long Island's world class aviation museum, Leroy R. and Rose W. Grumman IMAX Dome Theater, and Red Planet Cafe located in Reckson Special Events Center, 100 years of Long Island's Aerospace Heritage.

Science Sites