Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville, NY 12302 - United States





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.


Our outside Air Park includes an extensive collection of over 20 aircraft, including a Northop F-5 Tiger used in the movie "Top Gun".

The main galleries contain detailed models, dioramas, historical artifacts, memorabilia, and photographic displays. A sampling of the exhibits are the recently completed lunar landing and arctic exploration exhibits; the DePischoff “flying motorcycle”; the Amelia Earhart Exhibit, and a 32′ scale model of the Japanese aircraft carrier “Akagi.”

The Museum also contains some hands-on exhibits including a mock-up of a 1910 Von Pomer airplane, electronic “spotter” aircraft identification, and a Simulated Reality Vehicle (SRV), which treats occupants to a video and “ride” that makes them feel as if they are part of the action.

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