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Empire State Aerosciences Museum

250 Rudy Chase Drive
Glenville , NY , 12302
Phone: (518) 377-2191 Ext. 10
42° 51' 35.9136" N, 73° 55' 55.3656" W
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Pat Barrot
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Educational, Entertaining and Exciting Opportunities in Air and Space!

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum (ESAM) was established in 1984 as a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, chartered by the NY State Department of Education. The museum occupies 9 buildings and 27 acres of land on the western perimeter of the Schenectady County Airport, opposite from the Stratton Air National Guard base. It is an ideal environment to tell the story of aviation. The value of our Aerosciences Museum to the Capital Region is that it: Stimulates interest in aviation, particularly of New York State, for residents & visitors of all ages; Provides a repository for historical artifacts, documents & aircraft; Assists schools through exposing students to aviation technology and career opportunities; and Provides space for meetings for aviation advocates and other groups.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-4:00 pm

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Aviation Classes for Students

The Empire State Aerosciences Museum, 250 Rudy Chase Drive, Glenville NY 12302 will offer classes for students (ages 8-15 Years old) to learn about the history of aviation and how planes fly. Classes will be limited to 10 students, and will be conducted in the museum’s outdoor airpark and/or Community Room on Saturdays, May 15, 22 and 29 from 1 – 2:30pm.  We will also schedule “Open Cockpit” on a particular plane each Saturday. Schedule for May:

May 15 – Class: “History of Aviation” Open Cockpit: Bell UH1 Huey (Vietnam era).

May 22 – Class: “Forces of Flight” Open Cockpit: Russian MIG 15 Fighter (Korea War era)

May 29 – Class: “Different Parts of a Plane” Open Cockpit: Northrup F-5 Tiger (Top Gun)

Masks are required and social distancing rules will apply. The ESAM airpark contains twenty historic and spectacular military aircraft, so this is a great opportunity to learn about aviation, see something different, and have fun! Cost is $12.00 per student and reservations are necessary.  Please call the museum at 518-377-2191 ext. 10 to register.  

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