Welcome to the Saratoga Automobile Museum where we preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts. We celebrate the automobile and educate the general public, students and enthusiasts regarding the role of the automobile in New York State and in the wider world. In addition to technical and design aspects, our educational focus for a School Field Trips is on the past, present and future social and economic impact of the automobile. We welcome all School Groups of all grades and ages to come to the Saratoga Automobile Museum in New York for a School Field Trips in classic cars.
Saratoga Automobile Museum
110 Ave of the Pines
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Contact: Seth Warden
Saratoga Automobile Museum Hours of Operation
Open all year round. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day We will be closing at 3PM on Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, 4th of July.
June – September: Open Daily 10am-5pm
October – December: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
January – February: Wednesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
March – May: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Catered events, meetings, and parties take center stage within a collection of beautiful automobiles, elegant architecture, and magnificent forests, a truly unique experience for your next event.
The Museum space includes exhibit galleries, an orientation theatre, and conference room and is available in 5 hour time blocks. The Museum is open to the public during normal business hours and will open for extended hours for your private party or business function, if necessary.
Saratoga Automobile Museum Admission Rates
Students 17+ (with ID) $5.00
Senior Adults 65+ and Active Military $5.00
Children 6-16 $3.50
Children under 6 FREE
Additional Educational Programming offered by the Saratoga Automobile Musuem
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School and Youth Group Field Trips Grades
School and Youth Group Field Trips at the Saratoga Automobile Museum (All Grades and Ages)
School Field Trips at the Saratoga Automobile Museum is the place to be in New York! Join us for a guided tour of both exhibits (30 min), then off to SAM’s Garage for a lesson/activity (30 min).
- School Field Trips for Pre K through Third grade will be engaged with a traffic safety lesson built on recognizing commonly found road signs, their shapes, and meanings of their colors. School bus safety is also highlighted along with pedestrian safety. Each School Field Trips program will end with a musical activity as an enhancement to the lesson.
- School Field Trips for 4th -8th graders will be challenged with our “Archeologist Adventure” as they solve questions/problems based on our permanent exhibit, focusing on the history Automobile manufacturing in New York State along with racing in New York.
- School Field Trips for 9th – 12th graders on their School Field Trips will engage in an Alternative Fuel activity where they will compare and make distinctions among the 5 alternative fuels: Gasoline, Ethanol, Electric, Bio diesel and Hydrogen Fuel Cells, their impact on the environment/lifestyle/economy.
- School Field Trips for All summer and fall programs will be based on our new NASCAR exhibit, where they will learn of the safety precautions taken by the drivers and the NASCAR association for both the race cars and their drivers. Students will then be engaged with the National Science Foundation’s “Science of Speed” videos where they will learn the many laws of science that apply to NASCAR racing!
Each student on their School Field Trips will receive a gift bag from the museum containing practical, fun and informational materials.
Cost: $5.00 per student (Chaperones are free)
SAM’s Garage is a place where children learn about cars while gearing up for life.
All School Filed Trips include a Program at SAM’s Garage encourage non-traditional, multigenerational learning opportunities for underserved children utilizing historic automobiles. The goal is to help students on their School Field Trips increase their understanding and proficiency in math, science and history, while helping them to improve their desire to stay in school, develop strong leadership skills and healthy community relationships. Previous School Field Trips projects include the restoration of the iconic Ford Model TT Popcorn Wagon seen at many of the Museum’s summer auto and lawn shows, and a Model A Huckster built from scratch.
The Museum has also served as a host for the Pinewood Derby with local Cub Scouts, provides an education area inside the museum for School Field Trips where students can learn about cars and racing and during the Holidays, welcomed Santa Claus to its garage.
The mission of the Saratoga Automobile Museum in New York is to preserve, interpret and exhibit automobiles and automotive artifacts.
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