The Arcade Age – Cradle of Aviation

If you love video games or enjoy the feeling of Nostalgia, like I do then you need to visit The Arcade Age Exhibit at the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City.

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The exhibit begins with the history of Arcade Games which started in the 40’s and 50’s and discusses the launch of the first arcade game and the revival and decline of the arcade games in the 1990’s. 

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Then the fun begins as you enter the arcade where you will be filled with excitement as you choose what game you will play first.

For any video game enthusiast or anyone who enjoyed arcade games when they were growing up will enjoy this exhibit. There are over 50 arcade games available to play while you hear music from the 80’s in the background. I have to admit I really enjoyed listening to 80’s rock band, Poison while playing Ms. Pac-Man. Who does not love the game Ms. Pac-Man? 


My husband and I always talk about the video games we loved to play growing up and wish there was arcades still around for kids and adults to enjoy. They had Galaga, Space Invaders, Centipede, Donkey Kong, Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat to name a few. 

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Our girls as young as they are had a great time in the arcade. My four-year old was able to grab a milk crate to stand on and enjoy playing the arcade games her parents enjoyed so much. It was so much fun to watch them play. 

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Oh, and did I mention there is a chance to win Pac-Man? Yup, I did not want to not be part of this amazing raffle item so we bought our tickets! Do not forget to get your raffle tickets when you are there, too. They are $5.00 a raffle ticket or 3 for $10.00.

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We highly recommend heading to the Cradle of Aviation in Garden City and making a fun family day out of it. The museum is fantastic for all ages with interactive exhibits, planetarium and if you are hungry you can grab some food, too. Check out this Long Island gem for families with a day filled with entertainment and education.

The Arcade Age Exhibit will be available till April 3rd, 2016.


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Cradle of Aviation Museum    Charles Lindbergh Blvd.    Garden City, NY 11530

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