Soar Through History!

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind cultural resource located at Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville, NY, at the site of the former General Electric Flight Test Center. Dedicated to interpreting aviation, particularly as related to New York State, the Museum offers visitors a variety of enjoyable and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the state's largest aviation library, as well as education programs.

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ESAM is supported in part by your generous donations!

Events and Information

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum will be open during the spring break from Tuesday, April 18th - Friday, April 21st, as well as during the normal Saturday and Sunday weekend, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*CLICK HERE for the Flyer including the schedule*

-Guided tours of the Museum and Air Park will be conducted throughout each day.
-On Wednesday, April 19th enjoy a special presentation by a retired Naval Aviator, demonstrating pilot's flight gear, as well as experiences of aircraft carrier flight operations.
-On Thursday and Friday, visitors will have the opportunity to use our flight simulators, which include simulated take-off, in-flight maneuvering, and landing.
-Each day, visitors will also have the opportunity to hop aboard some of the museum's historic civilian and military aircraft
-Simulated Reality Vehicle Rides every day from Noon - 3:30 p.m.!

Check out this great Daily Gazette article about ESAM Volunteer Gary Gershon teaching kids how to fly using our flight simulators!
(Our flight simulators are available for special events)

ESAM is adding an extra day!
We'll be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm until our Summer hours start in June. Stop by for a visit!

Help Bring the Concorde to Glenville!
ESAM has the opportunity to acquire a half scale replica of the British Airways Supersonic Transport Concorde.
Once this arrives in Glenville it will be restored and displayed in front of the museum's main hangar.
Your help and support is greatly appreciated! GoFundMe

Our next Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Stop by for a tasty breakfast!

Check out ESAM on Schenectady Today, In & Around the Capital Region!

CLICK HERE to view our latest oral history in our interview series, Fran Miner, who spoke about his experiences in World War II and about the founding and early years of ESAM.

Also, check out the interview with Eugene Wright who worked for General Electric at the Malta, NY Rocket Test Station and then form Wright-Malta Corp., which continued work at the site. CLICK HERE to view the interview.

ESAM participates in the Blue Star Museum Initiative, which offers free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Thank you for your service and we hope you stop by and see our great exhibits and aircraft at ESAM.


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