MAPS Conference 2020 – Host Facility

The Cradle of Aviation is a part of Museum Row in Nassau County. The Cradle’s collection is housed in the hangers of historic Mitchel Field.

The Jet Blue Sky Theater Planetarium houses a 76-foot dome with unidirectional seating for up to 297 people. Around the room are six projectors from our original Global Immersions installation, however, we have upgraded to Digistar 6 servers and software. An additional insert projector is able to project square-frame (non-fulldome) slides, images, and video clips onto the dome. Our dome is also known as the Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Theater when it is showing giant screen films.

Our dome delivers a full suite of live & canned, digital & film programs, for school groups, scout troops, local community organizations, and the general public 6-7 days a week. In addition, we work with community partners to hold live concerts, movie screenings, and more over the course of the year.

Directions to the Cradle of Aviation Museum:

Cradle of Aviation Museum
Charles Lindbergh Boulevard
Garden City, NY 11530