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Support Us

Help Preserve

Aviation History

As a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Pan Am Museum Foundation depends on your support to share the story of this iconic airline. Your support helps us further our mission to educate, celebrate, and inspire present and future generations by preserving
historical and diverse personal stories of Pan American World Airways.

There are several ways for you to help:

Become a


Annual members receive free admission to all galleries at the Cradle of Aviation Museum. Other benefits include:

  • Discount to Pan Am Museum Foundation events and activities
  • 15% discount on in-store product purchases at the Cradle of Aviation Museum
  • Discounts for The Cradle of Aviation Theater, planetarium, carousel, additional museum tickets, museum store, and the Red Planet Café


We have many volunteer opportunities, including:

  • Fundraising Events
  • Communications
  • Archiving
  • Historian Assistance
  • Various Museum Tasks
Make a


Please consider adding the Pan Am Museum as one of your charitable contributions. Donating is easy and tax-deductible.

Support The Pan Am Podcast

Support the Pan Am Museum Foundation’s very own, original podcast hosted by Tom Betti.

Prefer to Mail a Check?

Pan Am Museum Foundation
Attn: Linda Rapacki, Museum Administrator
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530



Be part of the Pan Am Legacy by donating your airline artifacts. Follow our donation process below.

  1. Download and print a donation form
  2. Include an itemized list on the donation form as well as the employees name, title(s), and any stories related to the artifacts
  3. Please carefully pack items so they are not damaged during transport
Mail To:

Pan Am Museum Foundation
Attn: John Luetich, Museum Curator
One Davis Avenue
Garden City, NY 11530

Please contact Director of Curation John Luetich for more information:

Artifact Donation


Are the value of my items tax deductible?

Yes. Pan Am Museum Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, thus the fair market value of your donated materials is generally tax deductible.

Does Pan Am Museum Foundation provide an appraisal for my items?

We regretfully cannot. Due to our standing as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, The Internal Revenue Service regards providing a monetary value for an item as a conflict of interest.

How long will it take for my donated item to be exhibited?

Please understand, we are a growing museum, so not all items donated can be exhibited immediately. We at the museum treasure all and any Pan Am Memorabilia & Items.

We are working towards showing “Personal Artifacts & Photographs” and other exhibits. We photograph and display many donated items on our social media pages & here on the website.

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Monday: Closed
Tues ‒ Sun: 10:00 a.m. ‒ 5:00 p.m.

Adults (13-61): $16
Children (2-12): $14
Seniors (62+): $14

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