Located adjacent to Nassau County Community College, Mitchel Field, and the Nassau County Veterans Memorial Coliseum is Museum Row. This destination for families features four museums located side-by-side on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City. Museum Row provides a great opportunity for families to spend the day exploring, discovering, and having fun.
The Cradle of Aviation
The Cradle of Aviation museum honors Long Island’s contributions to American aviation. Several vintage airplanes are housed outside of the museum in the lot next door. The museum is home to legendary aircrafts such as Charles Lindberg’s Jenny and the Lunar Excursion Module that was built in Long Island. Families can view permanent and rotating exhibits, watch documentaries in the IMAX theater, and participate in educational programs.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:30-5:00 PM
How Much: Museum only – Adults $14, Child $12. Movie/Museum Combo – Adult $19, Child $17. Movie Only – Adult $8, Child $7
Contact Info: 516-572-4111
Long Island Children’s Museum
The Long Island Children’s Museum provides children and families a hands-on environment to explore art, music and science. The museum holds many classes and events and is also home to a theater that features family-friendly concerts and films. Read Long Island Mamas’s full review.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-5:00 PM
How Much: General Admission – $11, visitors over 65 – $10. members – free, children under 1 – free.
Contact Info: 516-224-5800
Long Island Museum for Science and Technology
The Long Island Museum for Science and Technology is currently under renovation, but when completed the museum will offer interactive science and technology exhibits to educate and enrich visitors.
Hours: Currently under renovations
How Much: Currently under renovations
Contact Info: (516) 390-5174
The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center
Learn about Long Island’s heritage of local volunteer firefighters at this interactive museum. View collections, restorations, and exhibitions of historic and contemporary firematic memorabilia and equipment. The museum also teaches fire safety and prevention through its exhibits.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. From July through August the museum is open 7 days a week during the same hours.
How Much: Adults – $5, Children – $4, Senior Citizens 62+/Volunteer Firemen/Non-Ambulatory Visitors – $4
Contact Info: 516-572-4177
By Maria Wen Adcock