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Ticket prices dive at aviation museum

Not many people in Queens know Long Island is an integral part of the history of aviation - from Charles Lindbergh’s solo flight across the Atlantic to all the manned landings on the moon.
With the cost of gasoline nowadays, it’s smart to consider a trip to the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City.
Just over the line from Queens and close to Roosevelt Field (where Lindbergh took off when it was an airstrip) and Baldwin, Long Island (where the lunar landing modules were built by Grumman Aviation), the museum features aircraft on display, rides on simulators, IMAX movies and more.
The museum decided to cut the price of admission this summer, to help visitors deal with the rising cost of gasoline. From June 30 through September 1 (Labor Day) all visitors will save $2 off their admission to the museum galleries.
“We realize that with the escalating cost of gas this summer, forcing many families to stay home, we wanted to reward people for making the trip to the museum,” said Todd Richman, Chairman of the Board of the Museum. “Taking a day trip to the museum is a great way for a family to spend a mini-vacation,” he said.
The $2 discount can’t be combined with any other offer, but at $7 for adults, $6 for children under 12 and seniors - and only $5.50 for groups of 30 or more, the museum hopes more people will take advantage of what they have to offer.
“ With over 75 planes and spacecraft, an IMAX theater, caf/, free parking and now a significant discount, a family can have a great time right in their own backyard.” said museum director Andrew Parton.
This summer, they have new exhibits like BLAST OFF, and new IMAX films like “Kung Fu Panda,” “Batman, the Dark Knight,” “Dinosaurs” and “Fly Me To The Moon.”
The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located off the M4 exit of the Meadowbrook Parkway. It’s on Museum Row, Charles Lindbergh Boulevard, which is between Nassau Community College and Hofstra University, in the Garden City/Uniondale area.
For information call 516-572-4111 or log onto www.cradleofaviation.org.

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