The Niagara Aerospace Museum tells the tale of a century’s worth of aviation.
The museum opened to the public in 2002, but the movement for its grand opening started twenty years earlier. In 1986 the Amherst Museum had begun gathering artifacts to display, which were then transferred to the Aero Club in Buffalo, New York.
The museum was then named the Lawerence D. Bell Aerospace Museum. The name was changed again to the one it is known by today. The location moved one more time before finally settling down in its current location; an empty terminal close to the Niagara Falls International Airport.
It’s location in the airport makes the museum easy to get to and allows visitors to see the past and present of aviation right in one spot.
The museum has several full airplanes on display and most of their models and pieces come from either the Curtiss-Wright Corporation, or the Bell Aircraft Corporation, two companies known around the world for aviation.
In addition to being a museum full of history, and 100 years worth of different pieces of aviation, the museum also offers educational programs for both children and adults. They feature guest speakers, programs on aerospace history, and seminars on the restoration process of older pieces.
Patrons can also book events at the museum, from birthday parties for children to business meetings. They even do weddings as well.
Visitors also have the ability to become members at the museum. Memberships are paid annually and give free admission and a few perks, such as event priority, a discount in the gift shop and a one year subscription to Air and Space magazine.
Admission is affordable. It is ten dollars for an adult ticket, and children under the age of five are free.
“We cannot say enough about this museum. If you are at all interested in aviation, this is a must see.”