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Altamont Fair

08/15/2017 — 08/20/2017
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04/29/2017 — 10/28/2017
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07/06/2017 — 08/30/2017
Aug 23

Farmer's Market

05/03/2017 — 10/27/2017
Aug 25

Guided Walking Tour

04/28/2017 — 10/27/2017
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09/07/2017 — 09/10/2017
Sep 14

Guided Walking Tour

05/11/2017 — 10/12/2017

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
  • Send E-Mail
  • Visit Website

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
  • Friday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
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New York State Museum Meeting Facility
  • # of Rooms: 7
  • Theatre Capacity: 420
  • Banquet Capacity: 300

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                 300      
Members Lounge 0 X 0   0     0     0     20     0     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

Halloween Spooktacular

  • October 28, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

4th Floor Terrace | Children and Families Join the New York State Museum for our Halloween Spooktacular filled with tricks and treats for everyone! T... View Details

Anthropology Staff Behind the Scenes Tour

  • October 26, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Find out what it takes to bring archaeological fieldwork into public view. Participants will learn how archaeologists analyze artifacts and how this i... View Details

Gallery Tours of World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response

  • September 11, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

(Meet at World Trade Center Gallery) Join New York State Museum Senior Historian and Curator of the World Trade Center Collections for a gallery tour... View Details

Hudson Valley Ruins Gallery Tour

  • November 18, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Thomas Rinaldi and Robert Yasinsac, photographers and authors of the book Hudson Valley Ruins: Forgotten Landmark of an American Landscape, will prese... View Details

Ice Ages

  • January 03, 2017 - February 28, 2019
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York. Over the last two million years, Ne... View Details

Taste NY Holiday Market

  • December 03, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Celebrate the holiday season at the New York State Museum’s 4th Annual Taste NY Holiday Market! Stroll through the halls of the museum while sho... View Details

Votes For Women Exhibition Public Reception and Gallery Tour

  • November 19, 2017
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Join Chief Curator of History Jennifer Lemak and Senior Historian Ashley Hopkins-Benton for a reception to celebrate New York’s Suffrage Centenn... View Details

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York's Suffrage Centennial

  • November 04, 2017 - May 13, 2018
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women's suffrage in New York State and raise public awareness of the struggle for women's suffrage an... View Details

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