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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We are now open for our summer hours. Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. every day except Monday. Another reason to love summer!
STEM Summer Camp
The week of July 10 - July 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. each day.
Becoming a Young Aviator for students, ages 8-12 (CRN# 60365)
Becoming an Aviator for Teens for students, ages 13-16 (CRN# 60366)
To register, go to: http://sunysccc.edu/coursex/ncreg.html (registration is through Schenectady County Community College).
Both classes will have an opportunity to work with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Chapter 602 to become Junior EAA members, which includes a half-hour flight. Each class fee is $150.
For more information, call (518) 377-2191 Ext. 10.
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, July 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Stop by for a tasty breakfast!
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)
Check out ESAM on Schenectady Today, In & Around the Capital Region! https://youtu.be/hhby2KFWzWQ
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.