Cradle of Aviation Museum Tour

Lecture / Panel
For NYU Community



Saturday, March 3, 2012.....1:00 to about 3:15 P.M.

Meeting up in the entrance of the Museum. Tour and material provided by Donald Phillips, teacher and lecturer HI 2213

*Due to space restrictions, all attending must reserve a place on the tour. To do so, contact Donald Phillips at X 3780 or by E-mail at

The Cradle of Aviation Museum in Long Island houses an excellent collection of aircraft from the very beginning of aviation right up until the present. It includes an exhibit on the earliest attempts at fight and some experimental and recreational aircraft of the early Twentieth Century. The first World War and the critical inter-war years (as far as technological and economic innovations are concerned) are also represented. It also houses a excellent collection of single engine aircraft of WW II, both Naval and Army Air Corps. Finally, Cold War era jets and early rocketry, as well as some craft recently in service round out the collection. The museum puts particular emphasis on Long Island’s aviation industry, and houses one of the best collection of Grumman aircraft in existence. Although many of the exhibits are military, there is also an exhibit on the development of commercial aviation.

This special tour is offered as an accompaniment to the course HI 2213 History of Aviation and Aviation Technology. Although some of you may have visited the Museum already, this tour will cover information not included in the museum's exhibit text or signage.

The tour is open to the Polytechnic University community (students in the course have priority attendance, of course*) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Although the tour is free, those attending are responsible for admission requirements of the Museum.

Admission Fee:

The normal admission for adults is $14.00. However, if our group has 15+ people in it, the cost will be $7.50 each.

Directions to the Museum:

The entrance of the Museum is located at Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Garden City, NY.

- Car: Take the Meadowbrook Parkway to exit M4. Follow the signs to Museum Row & the Coliseum which will put you on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Stay on Charles Lindbergh Blvd. to the second traffic light and turn right into the parking lot. The parking is free.

- Public Transportation: Buses: The N16, N45, and N51 buses stop several blocks from the Museum at Nassau Community College.

-Trains: Taxis available from the following Long Island Railroad stations: Garden City, Mineola, and Westbury.

For more information, visit

Note: This event is extra credit for students registered in course HI 2213. Since it is not required, no class will be cancelled to compensate for it.

Price: $7.50 with 15+ people, $14.00