To the Empire State Aerosciences Museum

If you have visited or driven past the museum in the last few months, you’ve probably noticed all the exciting progress we’ve undertaken, including erection of the spectacular Concorde replica and the repainting of the façade, which have transformed the appearance of the museum.


Now, during the winter, we are continuing this revitalization with the interior exhibits in Gallery 1 – exciting new exhibits are being created and existing ones improved. In addition, we will soon be displaying three recently acquired aircraft, which will complement our existing collection of historic planes. As a result of all this progress, visitors will enjoy an even better experience at the museum, which is now firmly established as a major cultural resource for the public.

All of these improvements underway necessitate that we revise when the museum is open. Effective from 1/14 to 1/30/22, ESAM will be open on Saturdays and Sundays, and closed on Fridays. During this time frame, Gallery 2 and the Airpark will be open, while Gallery 1 will be closed; and, as a bonus, enjoy a free ride on the one-of-a-kind Simulated Reality Vehicle.

Stay tuned, as a grand re-opening event is being scheduled to unveil and highlight all of these tremendous improvements!

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.

Whatever your age, the Empire State Aerosciences Museum has something for you!

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