The Museum


Long Island's world-class Air & Space museum at historic Mitchel Field Air Base serves as a tribute to 100 years of aerospace heritage and historic flights with its inspiring displays of more than 75 air and space crafts in eight exhibit galleries. For more than a century--from the first flights by frail biplanes on the Hempstead Plains to man's walking on the moon--Long Island has been at the forefront of America's aviation and space adventures. Long Islanders have not only helped transform aviation from a spectator sport to a major means of commercial transportation, but have also produced a large portion of America's aerial arsenal in times of war.