Head to the ‘skies’ over kids’ April break

Children with accompanying adults can head to the Cradle of Aviation Museum for April school break “Family Make & Take Activities” from April 22 to 26, 12 to 4 p.m.

These activities will take place in the museum’s atrium and are free with museum admission.

Kids can create puzzles of the lunar and command modules that went to the moon, create a star wheel to help them locate the constellations in the night sky, trace the stars and find out if you see what stargazers saw centuries ago, and put together a book of Latin American constellations.

Other events for kids that the museum is hosting that week include: an Earth Day Hands-On Science Zone on Monday, April 22, 12 to 4 p.m.; the 17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day on Wednesday, April 24, 12 to 4 p.m.; and “Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut — Live Onstage” in the Dome Theater on April 24 at 1 and 3 p.m.

The 17th Annual Astronomy & Space Day on the 24th includes the following special activities: 

Astronomy and Telescopes (12 to 4 p.m.): The Amateur Observer’s Society and other local Astronomy Clubs will be here to celebrate with solar telescopes, digitarium programs (star lab) and demos.

Hands-On Science Zones (12 to 4 p.m.): There will also be three hands-on science activities that will grow children’s understanding of the expanding universe; a Space Guess Quest where they can test their knowledge of celestial objects; Static Electricity — Build an Electroscope and test for invisible forces; and Expanding Universe — See how the universe is ever expanding.

Space: A Journey to Our Future & Apollo Artifacts Exhibit (9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.): This immersive exhibit takes you from the dawn of man’s earliest visions of space exploration to the heroic achievements of the past, the unfolding discoveries of today, and the frontiers of the universe that lie ahead. Paired with the museum’s large collection of Apollo artifacts, it will be on exhibit through August 2019.

Plaza Theatrical Productions presents “Awesome Allie: First Kid Astronaut — Live Onstage” Grab your space suit and get ready for an adventure in space as live musical theater with audience participation comes to the Cradle.

While at the museum, visitors can also explore it’s more than 150,000 square feet, over 75 air and spacecraft, a dozen cockpits and 30 hands-on exhibits.

The Cradle of Aviation is located at Charles Lindbergh Blvd. in Garden City.

For more information about these and other events, call the museum at 516-572-4111 or go to www.cradleofaviation.org.



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