Plans to relocate the Niagara Aerospace Museum to Niagara Falls International Airport have been cemented, State Sen. George D. Maziarz announced Friday.

Museum officials said in November they were near an agreement with the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority to move the museum to the Falls airport after more than a year of exhibits being closed to the public.

The museum will begin construction on 15,000 square feet of a former airport terminal, where existing and new aerospace exhibits will be displayed, Maziarz said. He added that officials plan to open the new museum in May.

The museum previously was housed in downtown Niagara Falls before it moved to First Niagara Center in Buffalo.