Mar
4
10:00 am10:00

SAM's Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Search through SAM's exhibits for the scavenger hunt answers. Bring back your answers to the Admissions Desk for a Free Gift!

Appropriate for all ages. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Can be completed with adult assistance.

Free with Admission

Mar
4
11:00 am11:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions.

Free with Admission

Mar
11
10:00 am10:00

SAM's Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Search through SAM's exhibits for the scavenger hunt answers. Bring back your answers to the Admissions Desk for a Free Gift!

Appropriate for all ages. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Can be completed with adult assistance.

Free with Admission

Mar
11
11:00 am11:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions.

Free with Admission

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

Rebuilding a Racer

The Saratoga Automobile Museum's "Rebuilding a Racer"  program embraces the history of the Offyette Quarter Midget and encourages students ages 12-18 to become part of the story. 

Beginning in March 2017, students will restore our 1956 Model 61 Offyette Quarter Midget, research the history of Quarter Midget Racing, prepare content for our Racing in New York exhibit, and learn through hands-on and classroom activities incorporating, S.T.E.M., art, history, and geography.

Youth ages 12-18 are eligible to participate in this free program. Space is limited and prior registration is required. A time commitment of 4 to 8 hours a month typically on a Saturday will be required of each participant.

To register, or for more information, please contact Lindsey Collins at 518-587-1935 x23 or lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

Mar
18
10:00 am10:00

SAM's Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Search through SAM's exhibits for the scavenger hunt answers. Bring back your answers to the Admissions Desk for a Free Gift!

Appropriate for all ages. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Can be completed with adult assistance.

Free with Admission

Mar
25
10:00 am10:00

SAM's Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Search through SAM's exhibits for the scavenger hunt answers. Bring back your answers to the Admissions Desk for a Free Gift!

Appropriate for all ages. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Can be completed with adult assistance.

Free with Admission

Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Curator for a Day

As the Saratoga Automobile Museum prepares to install our next exhibit The Gavel, we invite children to visit the Museum on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. for some behind-the-scenes secrets and a creative activity.

Participants are encouraged to bring 10 small items that fit in the palm of your hand from a personal collection. Suggestions include matchbox cars, mini-figures, photographs, or gemstones. Participants will learn about the Museum staff, the process of curating an exhibit, and they will use what they've learned and their objects to develop a personalized temporary exhibit. Items will be taken home the same day.

Free with admission.

Ideal for ages 7 and up, but appropriate for all ages with adult assistance.

Space is limited. Pre-registration is encouraged. To register, or for more information, please contact Lindsey Collins at 518-587-1935 x23 or lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

New York International Auto Show 2017
Apr
14
Apr 23

New York International Auto Show 2017

Saratoga Automobile Musuem will be an exhibitor at the New York International Auto Show. The show is held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St, New York,  NY.   

Stay tuned as tickets will be on sale soon! 

 

Apr
17
7:00 am07:00

4th Annual Bus Trip to the NY International Auto Show

Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2017 New York International Auto Show will showcase an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers will feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars.  Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900. The Saratoga Automobile Museum has the privilege of being the featured museum onsite this year!

Please join us on Monday, April 17, 2017 for our 4th annual bus trip to NYC for the NY International Auto Show, held at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Transportation will be provided by Upstate Transportation of Saratoga.

THIS EVENT WILL SELL OUT! GET YOUR TICKETS NOW

NY AUTO SHOW MEMBER TICKET $75

NY AUTO SHOW NON MEMBER TICKET $85

 

Depart Saratoga: Saratoga Automobile Museum promptly at 7am, arrive at the Jacob Javits Center at 11am

Depart NYC: Jacob Javits Center at 6pm, arrive at the Saratoga Automobile Museum at 10:30pm

*Please arrive to the Saratoga Automobile Museum by 6:45am on to sign in and receive your tickets to the show. Driver gratuity included in ticket price. The bus will be equipped with a lavatory however we will make one rest stop on the way down, and one stop on the way home for a dinner break.

Contact: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org for more information


Feb
25
11:00 am11:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Feb
25
10:00 am10:00

SAM's Saturday Scavenger Hunt

Search through SAM's exhibits for the scavenger hunt answers. Bring back your answers to the Admissions Desk for a Free Gift!

Appropriate for all ages. Ideal for ages 7 and up. Can be completed with adult assistance.

Free with Admission

Feb
23
11:00 am11:00

Science of Speed: Power and Safety

Join us for a showing of “The Science of Speed.” Learn about how a NASCAR engine works faster and more efficiently than regular car engines. Emphasis is placed on the power of the engine and the safety measures used in NASCAR. Complete the quiz for a special prize. Ideal for 3rd through 8th graders, but can be completed with parental assistance. 

FREE with admission

Feb
18
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Feb
11
1:00 pm13:00

Matinee at the Museum

Join us for a special screening of The Love Bug at the Saratoga Automobile Museum.

Fun for the whole family!

A race car driver becomes a champion with a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own. (IMDB)

Free with Admission

Coachbuilders of New York: Willoughby Lecture
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

Coachbuilders of New York: Willoughby Lecture

The Willoughby Company of Utica, New York specialized in chauffeur-driven town cars, landaulets and limousines of exceptional workmanship and conservative styling.  Like most American custom coachbuilders Willoughby was a production body builder, usually production runs of 10 to 50 bodies for the custom catalogs of the luxury automobile manufacturers.

Today they’re fondly remembered for their Lincoln bodies (852 produced) of the twenties and thirties.  They also built production bodies for Rolls Royce (370) coupe, limousine and town car bodies for the Springfield Ghost. In addition, they produced small production runs of bodies for Cadillac, Franklin, Pierce-Arrow, Peerless, Lozier, Cole and Packard chassis.

The Rockefeller Family, Joe Lewis, Al Capone, and Presidents Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were among the many famous and wealthy Americans who enjoyed Willoughby town cars and limousines.

Local automobile enthusiast, Charles Flinchbaugh offers insight into Willoughby of Utica, New York.

Free with admission

NYSSCA Hall of Fame Induction
Jan
28
11:00 am11:00

NYSSCA Hall of Fame Induction

Dirt stars Paul Jensen and Gary Balough, asphalt ace Billy Greco, racer and historian Dan Ody and longtime media stalwarts Don and Joanne Davies highlight an all-star class of inductees for the New York State Stock Car Association Hall of Fame ceremony.

NYSSCA Hall of Fame festivities will kick off at 11 am on Saturday, January 28th when inductees are introduced and their careers recalled at the Saratoga Automobile Museum on the Avenue of the Pines in the Saratoga Spa State Park, site of the NYSSCA Hall of Fame exhibit.  

 

Jan
21
1:00 pm13:00

Car Care Clinic

As a society on the go, it is important to know about the vehicles that will get us there. With the assistance of Combs Automotive, SAM's Car Care Clinic we will cover vehicle maintenance, tires, fluids, oils, and emergency preparedness.  

Cost: $5
Space is limited. Pre-register: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

Jan
14
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Jan
7
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Dec
31
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Dec
29
11:00 am11:00

Story & Activity Time

Join us during holiday break!

Poem-mobiles includes seriously silly and inventive poems about cars. But they're not just any cars: there's the "Sloppy-Floppy-Nonstop-Jalopy" ("So unique there is no copy") and the Bathtub Limosine ("With hot water heating / And porcelain seating").  Each of the quirky, inventive poems will speak directly to the imaginations of children.

After the story, children can look around the exhibit and gather inspiration from our vehicles on display and other Museum materials to draw their own car or write a poem.

Ideal for Kindergarten through 4th Grade but fun for all ages!

Free with admission

Dec
24
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions. 

Free with admission

Story & Activity Time
Dec
17
11:00 am11:00

Story & Activity Time

Whether you are traveling for the holidays are staying home, everyone knows that car rides can be boring. In Are We There Yet?, a boy feels time slowing down so much that it starts going backward--into the time of pirates! Of princesses! Of dinosaurs!

Join us for the story and then we’ll spend some time talking about road safety and complete the “Recognize the Road Signs” activity.

Ideal for pre-K to 3rd graders but fun for all ages.

Free with admission

Pre-register: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

Science of Speed: Power and Safety
Dec
10
11:00 am11:00

Science of Speed: Power and Safety

Join us for a showing of “The Science of Speed.” Learn about how a NASCAR engine works faster and more efficiently than regular car engines. Emphasis is placed on the power of the engine and the safety measures used in NASCAR. Complete the quiz for a special prize. Ideal for 3rd through 8th graders, but can be completed with parental assistance. 

FREE with admission

Lost Speedways
Nov
26
11:00 am11:00

Lost Speedways

Leading the way will be modified legend Dave Lape, who has promised to bring his photo books covering decades of racing action to share with fans.  Jackie Lape has also contributed a wide variety of photos from throughout Dave’s career to be used when he is interviewed by “Lost Speedways” organizer Ron Hedger.

Scouting Day at SAM
Nov
19
10:00 am10:00

Scouting Day at SAM

Any uniformed scout will have free admission with a paid adult. 

Come see our new feature exhibit, "Rolling Bones: The Exhibit of G.O.W."  

Enjoy an activity and learn about the museum's programming and scout opportunities. 

Rolling Bones Exhibit Opening
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Rolling Bones Exhibit Opening

California may be the home of hot rodding, but automobile lovers and collectors worldwide know that some of the world’s finest hot rods are constructed across the USA in Ken Schmidt and Keith Cornell’s Rolling Bones Hot Rod Shop in Greenfield Center, NY. The duo’s renowned handiwork will grace the Saratoga Automobile Museum’s main Golub Gallery beginning Friday night November 11th at 6PM, free for members $10 for non-members.

Nov
5
10:00 am10:00

Safe Driving Saturday

Learn about the dangers of distracted and impaired driving as SAM will be showing life-saving videos on our distracted driving simulators. Before you get behind the wheel of your own vehicle take our virtual simulator class to enforce proper driving behaviors and learn more about the consequences of destructive driving decisions.  

Free with admission

Time: 10am-5pm

"Monster Trucks" Story and Activity Time
Oct
29
11:00 am11:00

"Monster Trucks" Story and Activity Time

Monster Trucks Story and Activity Time is a fun way to get in the Halloween spirit! Listen to Anika Denise's spooky Monster Trucks story and join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck, and more as they race to the finish line. But one of these trucks isn't quite who you think. Then we’ll spend some time talking about Halloween safety and complete the “Recognize the Road Signs” activity.

Ideal for pre-K to 2nd graders but fun for all ages.

Cost: $5/child

Pre-register: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

Oct
22
8:00 am08:00

Cars & Coffee: Last of the Season

SAM Cars & Coffee invites those who have passion for everything automotive to please join us at the museum in morning to share in the freedom of the open road, refreshments, car talk, and of course awesome cars! Hope to see you there.

Meet at the Museum 8AM - Engines start at 9:40AM and we leave by 9:45AM

110 Avene of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

"If I Built A Car" Story and Activity Time
Oct
15
11:00 am11:00

"If I Built A Car" Story and Activity Time

"If I Built A Car" Story and Activity Time focuses on ingenuity and innovation in the automobile industry. Chris Van Dusen's imaginative tale follows the main character, Jack, as he describes his ideal vehicle. After listening to the story, children are encouraged to examine the vehicles in our exhibits including Sam Posey's creative concept vehicles on display for a limited time and the 1966 Amphicar, and create a vehicle of their own. Ideal for pre-K to 2nd graders.

Cost: $5/child

Pre-register: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

The Way We Were Car Show
Oct
9
9:00 am09:00

The Way We Were Car Show

PRE -REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

PRE -REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

When:
Sun, Oct 9, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Where:
Front Street, Downtown Ballston Spa, New York

Cost:
FREE SPECTATOR ADMISSION

 

For More Information Call:
(518) 885-2772

The Ballston Spa Business and Professional Association and the Saratoga Automobile Museum present the 14th annual "The Way We Were" Car Show on Sunday, October 9, from 9 am-4 pm in Ballston Spa.

Front Street will be blocked off from Milton Avenue past the Old Iron Springs to accommodate car exhibits and vendors. Besides the hundreds of show cars, enjoy live music, food and family activities.

The car show is a judged show and several trophies will be awarded, including Best of Show, Mayor's Choice, Best Engine, Best Paint, Best Stock, Oldest Vehicle plus the top 3 in each of 13 categories. Judging begins at 9:00 am with trophies awarded at 3:30 pm.

The event is free to spectators. Exhibitors can pre-register by 10/1/16 for $10.00 per car or $15.00 the day of show. Pre-registration will be available by summer. All proceeds will benefit BSBPA community activities and the Saratoga Automobile Museum. Rain date is Sunday, October 16.

Sep
17
11:00 am11:00

"If I Built A Car" Story and Activity Time

"If I Built A Car" Story and Activity Time focuses on ingenuity and innovation in the automobile industry. Chris Van Dusen's imaginative tale follows the main character, Jack, as he describes his ideal vehicle. After listening to the story, children are encouraged to examine the vehicles in our exhibits including Sam Posey's creative concept vehicles on display for a limited time and the 1966 Amphicar, and create a vehicle of their own. Ideal for pre-K to 2nd graders.

COST: $5/child

Pre-register: lindsey.collins@saratogaautomuseum.org

Sep
17
8:00 am08:00

Cars & Coffee

SAM Cars & Coffee invites those who have passion for everything automotive to please join us at the museum in morning to share in the freedom of the open road, refreshments, car talk, and of course awesome cars! Hope to see you there.

Meet at the Museum 8AM - Engines start at 9:40AM and we leave by 9:45AM

110 Avene of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, New York 12866

Sep
10
12:00 pm12:00

Saratoga Wine, Food & Concours d'Elegance

VIP Concours d'Elegance Car Registration

Includes Car Registration and VIP Grand Tasting Ticket and Connoisseur Tent Access

Admission: $240.00

 

 

General Car Registration (Includes One Grand Tasting Ticket)

Admission: $150.00

 

 

CAR REGISTRATION ONLY -GRAND TASTING TICKET IS NOT INCLUDED

It is necessary for you to purchase a Saratoga Wine and Food Grand Tasting Ticket to enter into the event with your car.

(This registration is specific to anyone that enters more than one car into the Concours.)

Admission: $100.00

Please click the button below to purchase any additional Grand Tasting Ticket