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Extend Your Visit to the National Geographic Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman
Dome Theater

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    Solo Flight

    One Pilot Flew Around the World in a Plane He Built Himself

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About the National Geographic Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater

National Geographic is proud to partner with the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, New York. Use these resources before or after the film to amplify your National Geographic Leroy R. & Rose W. Grumman Dome Theater experience.

On The Big Screen

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    JERUSALEM provides an eye-opening tour of one of the world's oldest and most enigmatic cities. Discover why this tiny piece of land is sacred to three major religions through the stories of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim families who call Jerusalem home. This special city presents an exciting opportunity to engage middle school and high school learners in awe-inspiring content.

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    Wildest Weather in the Solar System

    National Geographic Entertainment's Wildest Weather in the Solar System is in digital fulldome theaters and planetariums. This spectacular show will take you on a journey to witness weather extremes in our solar system like never before. Get resources, created to complement the film, that will help you bring content about extreme weather on Earth and other planets in our solar system to your classroom.

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    Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure

    The film Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure journeys 80 million years back in time to an age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land—and an astonishing assortment of ferocious creatures swam, hunted, and fought for survival beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas. Get activities and multimedia to help your students understand prehistoric marine reptiles and the scientists who study them.

Get More Out of Your Trip to the Museum

The Cradle of Aviation Museum has many permanent exhibits that are available for your enjoyment and learning year-round. Use the collections below to find maps, activities, reference material and media that will enrich your museum experience. Learners of all ages will find thematic links between these materials and their museum trip. Learn more about the museum's exhibits here >>

About the Cradle of Aviation Museum

The Cradle of Aviation Museum is Dedicated to preserving Long Island's rich aerospace heritage of discovery and to inspiring future generations through science and technology.

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Map It Out

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    The World in Flight

    A transportation planner has used flight data from around the world to create stunning flight-path visualizations.

National Geographic Museum Theater Partners

National Geographic is partnering with museums around the country to bring the learning closer to your hometown.

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