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New York State Museum

  • Empire State Plaza
  • 222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza
  • Albany, NY 12230
  • Region: Downtown Area
  • Phone: (518) 474-5877
  • Fax: (518) 486-3696
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The New York State Museum in Downtown Albany explores the cultural and natural history of New York State. The Museum features a variety of history, science and art exhibitions. Within the main exhibit halls are popular long-standing favorites, including Adirondack Wilderness, Birds of New York, Beneath the City: Albany Archeology, Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s, The Cohoes Mastodon, Fire Engine Hall, Minerals of New York, Native Peoples of New York, and The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response. There’s also a working full-sized carousel on the 4th floor of the Museum.
The Museum is free; donations are accepted. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Visit us at www.nysm.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-5877 for more information.

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  • Monday Hours: Closed
  • Tuesday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Wednesday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Thursday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
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Meeting Facility Rooms

Room Name Dimensions Ceiling Sq. Ft. Theater Classroom Size Banquet Capacity Reception
Carroll Huxley Theatre 0 X 0   0     0     210     0     0     0  
Clark Auditorium 0 X 0   0     0     420     0     0     0  
Meeting Room 0 X 0   0     0     0     60     0     0  
Student Center 0 X 0   0     0     0     0     150     0  
Terrace 0 X 0   0     0     0     0     200     0  
Members Lounge 0 X 0   0     0     0     20     0     0  
Student Center 0 X 0   0     0     0     0     150     0  

Hudson Valley Ruins

  • September 18, 2016 - December 31, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Hudson Valley Ruins Photography Exhibition August 20, 2016-December 31, 2017 New York State Museum 222 Madison Avenue Tuesday - Sunday 9:30 a.m.... View Details

Kids Curate

  • February 24, 2017 - February 26, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - 4th Floor Terrace
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

Friday, February 24–Sunday, February 26 | 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 4th Floor Terrace | Families | Free The votes are in! Visit the NYS Museum t... View Details

Brainfood for the Curious - Turned to Stone: The Processes of Fossilizati

  • January 24, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - Huxley Theater
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Huxley Theater | Adults | Free Everyone has seen a fossil, from simple corals to elaborate dinosaur skeletons. But how do fossils form? State Paleont... View Details

Brainfood for the Curious: Turned to Stone: The Processes of Fossilization

  • January 24, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - Huxley Theater
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Huxley Theater | Adults | Free Everyone has seen a fossil, from simple corals to elaborate dinosaur skeletons. But how do fossils form? State Paleont... View Details

Brainfood for the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime “Deciphering the Still-Largely-Unknown Geology

  • March 07, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - Huxley Theater
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Huxley Theater | Adults | Free Join Curator of Sedimentary Rocks, Dr. Chuck Ver Straeten to learn more about the Catskill Mountains. Between Andes-si... View Details

Brainfood for the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime “Ecosystems out of the Ice Age”

  • February 07, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - Huxley Theater
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Huxley Theater | Adults | Free At the height of the last Ice Age nearly twenty-five thousand years ago, New York is almost entirely covered in ice. A... View Details

New York Women: Singing for Suffrage

  • March 18, 2017
  • Location: New York State Museum - Huxley Theater
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

With selected songs from “Forward into Light”, a concert of New York State’s hidden history in a performance of authentic songs used... View Details

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