The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is a one-of-a-kind cultural resource located at the Schenectady County Airport in the Town of Glenville, 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 engaging and educational experiences, including interpretive exhibits, a spectacular collection of restored aircraft, the State’s largest aviation library and an airpark with over 20 aircraft.
The Museum is set to reopen to the public on Friday, April 2nd from 10 am to 4 pm. The Museum will also be open on Saturday, April 3rd and will be closed on Sunday, April 4th, 2021. Thereafter, the Museum will be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Exhibits include the enemy aircraft in the film Top Gun, a 13’ scale model of the Japanese aircraft carrier Akagi built for the film Tora, Tora, Tora and a mock-up of Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed 10, used in the TV movie The Final Flight starring Diane Keaton.
The Empire State Aerosciences Museum is located at 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville.
Pilots: Tower Frequency 121.3; Ground 121.9. Land at Schenectady County Airport and taxi to Richmor Aviation North. Tell them you are going to Empire State Aerosciences Museum.
For more information about the museum call (518) 377-2191.
Photo of Grumman F-14 Tomcat, courtesy Empire State Aerosciences Museum.