Empire State Aerosciences Museum

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Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Empire State Aerosciences Museum - Glenville, New York (8158417413).jpg
Established 1984
Location 250 Rudy Chase Drive
Glenville, New York, 12302
United States
Type Aerospace museum
Website esam.org

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (commonly referred to as ESAM) is a non-profit museum which strives to "educate, entertain and excite with experiences in air and space.” Established in 1984 and chartered by the New York State Department of Education, the museum is located on 27 acres (110,000 m2) of land on the western perimeter of the Schenectady County Airport in Glenville, New York, United States.[1] ESAM sponsors an annual air show at the Schenectady Airport.


The museum has a collection of military aircraft outside the main building, including:

The main galleries contain more fragile aircraft, detailed models, artifacts, memorabilia, and photographs. Other exhibits include the Amelia Earhart Exhibit, the DePischoff "flying motorcycle," and a 32' scale model of the Japanese World War II aircraft carrier "Akagi". There are also several interactive displays. In addition, the museum houses a Restoration Center which treats aircraft in various stages of restoration. Examples on display indoors include:[3]

Research Library[edit]

The museum contains an extensive collection of aviation-related material.

Empire State Aviation Hall of Fame[edit]

The Empire State Aviation Hall of Fame, located on museum grounds, recognizes the contributions made by New York State aviation pioneers.

Hours and prices[edit]

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is open on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during the Fall, Winter, and Spring. During the Summer, the museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Private tours are available by request. Admission costs $8.00 for adults, $6.00 for senior citizens and military personnel, and $5.00 for children aged 6 to 16. Those under six are admitted free of charge. The museum has a virtual reality ride that costs $5.00 for adults and $4.00 for children in addition to the admission charge.[4]

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Coordinates: 42°51′38″N 73°55′55″W / 42.8606°N 73.9320°W / 42.8606; -73.9320