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Discovery Days of Fun—for the Holidays at the Cradle of Aviation Museum

Discovery Days of Fun in Air, Space and Science will take place during the Holiday Vacation Break, Dec. 26 through Jan. 2 at the Cradle of Aviation Museum.

Visitors of all ages will be able to participate in a variety of family activities that will explore everything from building rockets to the science behind many popular toys.   

From Saturday, Dec. 26 through Sunday, Jan. 2, work on building rockets, creating your own space pack plus coloring and puzzles and more. On Monday, Dec. 27 through Friday, Dec. 31, the Cradle’s “Science of Toys Workshop” will explore the science behind some very popular toys like the classic “Thaumatrope” and the “Balance Bird.”

Plus all week long the Cradle’s Discovery carts will provide visitors with a number of hands-on activities and artifacts in our Early Flight, World War II and Space Galleries. All activities will take place each day from noon till 4 p.m.

Your Discovery Days of Fun won’t be complete without experiencing the thrills of “Flying with the Blue Angels” at the Cradle’s new X Ride Theater located in the Space Gallery. Now you can see what its like to fly with the best precision flying team in the world, the Blue Angels in this unique experience that’s only available at the Cradle. All activities and the X Ride Theater are free with museum admission.  

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in the Garden City/Uniondale area. The Cradle is home to more than 75 planes and spacecraft that will take you on a journey through over 100 years of aerospace history from kites and balloons to man’s first steps on the moon. For more information, call 516-572-4111; or log onto