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 Summer Celebration
Saturday, July 9th 10 am - 5 pm
Come join our Summer Celebration! We have fun for all ages with our airplane themed events and showcases. Take your time exploring the museum or enjoy our guided tours, model plane contruction and open cockpits!
Admission is $5 for individual and $20 for a family of 6 or less people. Children 6 and under are free. Drop by our gift shop to pre-purchase tickets.

Our next Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, July 16 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Stop by for a tasty breakfast!

Join us as we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the GE Flight Test Center!
The GE Flight Test Center made history 70 years ago and is now known as the Empire State Aerosciences Museum.
Friday, August 5th - Sunday, August 7th
Activities for all ages!
More information to follow...

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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