Empire State Aerosciences Museum, Scotia

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The Empire State Aerosciences Museum offers visitors an in-depth look at the history of flight and New York State's impact on the development of aviation. The museum is located at the Schenectady County Airport, one of the earliest consolidated airports in the country, where Charles Lindbergh landed in 1927. During the 1930s, it was an aircraft manufacturing site and became a military training base during World War II. Aircraft research and development conducted here was so important that the first jet airmail started from this site in 1946. 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."
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  • While visiting Schenectady, we toured the Empire State Aerosciences Museum. There were two buildings filled with airplane and flight history, from balloon flight to space flight. In addition, there.....  more »
  • Yes, it kept those grandkids, ages 5 & 8, occupied for 2 hours. They enjoyed the buttons that would make planes go, and land a model plane. They were able to sit in an actual helicopter and various...  more »
  • Explored this aircraft museum while spending the weekend in downtown Schenectady to attend a wedding. Lots of historical artifacts and displays that cover the early aircraft industry in this part of NY plus the contributions of GE to jet and rocket engine development. Amazing collection of static display military jet aircraft including several types I’ve never seen before. Very enjoyable.
  • Fun time for the whole family young and old. I brought my parents when they came to visit and they enjoyed it. The workers are very knowledgeable and helpful for the curios type. The kids also enjoyed climbing into the jets and learning the controls.

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