Cradle of Aviation to Unveil Sally Ride Sculpture
The monument will stand in front of the museum and feature an engraving that honors the space icon
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“It is my great hope that once Sally Ride is unveiled, it will open the floodgates to other monuments for high-achieving American women in STEM,” said Barber.
The museum is holding an essay contest for middle and high school students centered on the life and achievements of Ride, as well as her contribution to space exploration. The winner of the contest will unveil the monument on June 17. For more information, email [email protected].
A brick fundraiser has also launched to help support the museum's preservation and education programs. The bricks, which can be engraved with donor names, will be installed in a circle design around the new sculpture. More information is on the website.
What You Need to Know About Attending the Sally Ride Sculpture Unveiling at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
Where is the museum located?
The Cradle of Aviation Museum is located on Charles Lindbergh Boulevard in Garden City, Nassau County.
When is the unveiling of the Sally Ride sculpture at the Cradle of Aviation Museum?
The unveiling is on Friday, June 17, at 11am.
Where will the sculpture be unveiled?
The Sally Ride sculpture will be unveiled in front of the museum.
How much does it cost to attend the unveiling ceremony?
The event is free to attend. The museum will be open with regular admission. For the museum and planetarium show: $21; $19 seniors and children ages 2-12. For museum galleries only: $16; $14 seniors and children ages 2-12.
What are the regular hours for the Cradle of Aviation Museum?
The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-5pm.
For more information, visit cradleofaviation.org or follow the museum on Facebook or Instagram.
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