Explore Aviation on a tour of the Empire State Aerosciences Museum

The moment you arrive at the museum, you will be on a site that is steeped in aviation history and where landmark advancements were made in the aviation industry. The museum provides a variety of educational, fun experiences for adults and youth, whether they come for a tour, or combine it with a special program. We offer guided tours for large or small groups by advance reservation.

*Individuals & families may come for a self-directed
visit during regular Museum hours


Exhibits at ESAM present aviation history from the pioneer era to the jet age, with a focus on New York State -- plus interactive displays!
- Dioramas and models depicting the evolution of aviation
- Hot Air Balloon exhibit and hands-on activity.
- 1896 Chanute Glider (restored)
- Women aviators exhibit and a replica of Amelia Earhart's Lockheed Electra
- 1910 Curtiss Pusher (restored)
- 1922 DePishoff French "Flying Motorcycle" (replica)
- Award winning 1/2 scale of a Curtiss Jenny
- 32' scale model of the Akagi, a Japanese aircraft carrier used in the film   "Tora, Tora, Tora"
- Antarctic exploration with ice core drilling, air support by 109th ANG C-130s
- A spectacular exhibit on the space program and lunar landings

An Air Park with full scale aircraft including an F-14 Tomcat, an F-5 black aggressor fighter used in the movie Top Gun, an A-6 Intruder, a Huey Helicopter and much more!

Cost for Guided Tours: All age groups, 60 - 90 min; $10 per person (Includes SRV Ride)

Advance reservations are required - Call (518) 377-2191
or e-mail [email protected]

Leave time to visit the Gift Shop offering a variety of aviation items for all ages. The Museum is handicapped accessible and has ample parking for buses.

Summer Hours

(June 19, 2018 - September 2, 2018)

Tuesday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Monday

Fall/Winter/Spring Hours

(September 5, 2017 - June 17, 2018)

Friday - Sunday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed Monday through Thursday

Tours, Programs & Birthday Parties by appointment

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