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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
  • Send E-Mail
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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
  • Friday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
  • Saturday 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

Taste NY Holiday Market

  • December 04, 2016
  • Location: New York State Museum
  • Address: Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230

Sip, sample and shop at the New York State Museum's 2nd Annual Taste NY Holiday Market. Enjoy an array of "made in New York" specialty food ... View Details

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