Mangano touts museum discounts

Mangano touts museum discounts

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano encouraged residents last week to take advantage of discounts offered by the Cradle of Aviation Museum, American Museum of Armor and Garvies Point Museum and Preserve this Winter Recess, from Feb. 14 through Feb. 21.

The Cradle of Aviation offers residents 50 percent off children’s admission for movie tickets at the IMAX Giant Screen Dome Theater, the Museum and the JetBlue Sky Theater Planetarium.  

Movies showing that week are: One World One Sky, Yellowstone, Mysteries of the Unseen World, Air Racers and Sea Monsters.  For more information on the Cradle of Aviation, please visit

The Museum of American Armor, located at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, offers 50 percent off museum suggested children’s admission.  

The Museum is a living tribute to every American who has worn the uniform and those who continue to defend our nation today. Its collection includes World War II tanks, artillery, armored cars and weapons that broke the back of the Axis powers some 70 years ago.  

For more information, please visit

Garvies Point Museum and Preserve in Glen Cove offers residents of all ages a week of crafts and activities.  All crafts require $5.00 material fee except on Tuesday, Feb. 17 and Wednesday, Feb. 18.  

Proceeds go to the Friends of Garvies Point Museum and Preserve.  For more information please visit  The crafts and activities schedule is as follows:

 Saturday, Feb. 14:  Bird Feeder Craft

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Make your own bird

       feeder using recycled materials so you

       can enjoy observing our feathered friends

       all year long

Film: Animal Adventures:

       Puffin Adventures (30 min.)


Tuesday, Feb. 17:  North American

       Native American Games

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Games of the


1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Games of the Plains

       & Native American Sand Art Craft

Film: Princess Scargo and the

       Birthday Pumpkin (30 min.)


Wednesday, Feb. 18:  North American

        Native American Games

10 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Games of the


1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Games of the

       Southwest and Talking Stick Craft

Film: The Legend of the Boy and

       the Eagle (21 min.)


Thursday, Feb. 19:  Native American

       Pottery Making

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (every ½ hour) –

       Create your own clay pot inspired by

       Native American technology

Film: Eyewitness: Prehistoric Life

       (35 min.)


Friday, Feb. 20:  Beaded Pouch Craft

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Create a beaded

       pouch craft

Film: Plants and the Cherokee (30 min.)


Saturday, Feb. 21:  Winter Nature Craft

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Create a winter

       nature craft

Film: Loon’s Necklace (11 min.)

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