Apollo@50 July 20th Events


A fun, family-friendly festival at the museum that includes visits from Long Island Space Shuttle Astronauts including Bill Shepherd (Babylon) and Charlie Carmada (Ozone Park). All day activities include virtual reality experiences, model rocket launches, and a countdown at 4:18 pm to collectively watch, re-experience, and honor as a community, the historic “The Eagle has Landed” Lunar Module landing on the moon.

As a special bonus, all museum attendees will get a free showing of the new highly-acclaimed documentary, Apollo 11 First Steps Edition in our immersive Dome Theater. Tickets: $20

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)

Contact fperpero@cradleofaviation.org to confirm times & activities. 


A lively dinner and champagne toast with music and dancing, as the community comes together to watch and re-experience the unforgettable first steps on the moon at 10:56 pm with a special moon landing viewing and countdown. Photo opportunities in our re-created 1969 living room. Opportunities to share stories and learn about Long Island’s contributions to advancements in space.

A true celebration of Long Island pride. A dinner ticket automatically gives admission to Apollo Moon Fest events during the day.  Tickets: $125

Tickets can be purchased at www.cradleofaviation.org/apollo or by calling Reservations 516-572-4066 (M-F) 10:00am-4:00pm) Grumman Retirees and Museum Members, may call Reservations for discounted tickets.

Proceeds to Benefit Museum Education and Preservation Programs.