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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Events and Information

ESAM celebrates the 70th Anniversary of the GE Flight Test Center
(now home to the air museum)
Saturday, August 6th from 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
A day of fun for all ages! The day starts with an all-you-can-eat breakfast and ends with a Hangar Dance featuring the Georgie Wonders Big Band. In between there will be helicopter rides, tethered hot air balloon rides, the Saratoga Sky Divers, the Schenectady Sheriff's K-9 Unit, a para-sailor display, free ice cream from Stewarts, aircraft displays, museum tours, and more!
For more information, CLICK HERE

Our next Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, August 20 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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