This list has been updated as of August 12, 2020 to reflect business now open. 

Scroll on for a list of updates from attractions, museums, stores and other organizations in Albany County. We will update this on a frequent basis as information is released from our partners.

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Albany Art Room

The Albany Art Room is offering curbside pickup from the retail store. Some adult classes have resumed. Summer camps have been canceled. 

Albany Center Gallery

Albany Center Gallery has reopened for limited hours. Follow Albany Center Gallery on Facebook to learn the most up-to-date hours and open dates. 

Albany Institute of History & Art

Albany Institute of History & Art is open. Click here to learn about the new healthy and safety procedures in place including timed tickets. 

Albany Pine Bush Preserve

The Albany Pine Bush Preserve Offices and Discovery Center is closed until further notice. All scheduled programs, activities and meetings are cancelled during this time. Trail system remains open. 

Albany Rural Cemetery

Albany Rural Cemetery's grounds remain open to the public from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Offices are closed to visitors.

American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural Center

The American Italian Heritage Museum & Cultural center is open on Monday, Thursday & Friday from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM and Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. . 

Capital City Trolley

CDTA has suspended recreational transit service, the Capital City Trolley, until further notice. 

Capital Repertory Theatre

Due to restrictions on public gatherings in New York State and in keeping with industry decisions, all public performances, movies and rentals at Proctors, UPH and theREP are postponed.

Children's Museum of Science and Technology (CMOST)

CMOST is temporarily closed.

Colonie Center

Colonie Center is open. The mall is open daily from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Click here to learn about Safer Shopping Experience. Some retailer hours may vary; please check with them directly.

Crailo State Historic Site

Crailo State Historic Site has reopened for tours! Visits (inside and outside!) are now available by reservation only by calling the historic site at (518) 463-8738. Self-guided tours inside Crailo are offered at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Exterior and grounds tours are offered at 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM.


Crossgates is open on Monday to Saturday from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. 

Discover Albany Visitors Center

Closed under further notice. 

Dutch Apple Cruises

Dutch Apple Cruises is offering Albany Sightseeing Cruises on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 PM. Tables for two start at $50. Visit the website for additional cruises as well as health and safety information. 

The Egg Performing Arts Center

Due to restrictions on public gatherings in New York State, many of the performances will not take place as scheduled. Visit The Egg's website for more details. 

Empire State Plaza

Due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 virus, visitors are prohibited from entering the State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, and Ancillary Spaces until further notice. The Empire State Plaza Visitors Center has reopened on Monday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. 

FASNY Museum of Firefighting

FASNY Museum of Firefighting is open. The Museum is now closed on Mondays and Tuesdays for cleaning, and is open to the public Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM daily.

Fort Orange General Store

Fort Orange General Store is open for regular store hours of Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM and Saturday - Monday: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 

Historic Albany Foundation

Historic Albany Foundation offices are now open by appointment only. The Warehouse will be open Friday 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Saturday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Wednesday & Thursday by appointment. 

Historic Cherry Hill

Historic Cherry Hill is open for self-guided house tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Howe Caverns & Howe Glassworks

Now open with advance registration only. Tours will run Wednesday-Sunday, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Tours are not available on Monday or Tuesday at this time.

Irish American Heritage Museum

The museum is open Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. 

Iroquois Indian Museum

The Iroquois Indian Museum will remain closed until April 2021.

Lark Street Yoga

Lark Street Yoga offering virtual streaming classes and offering small, in-person classes at the studio and in Washington Park. 

Mandeville Gallery at Union College

Galleries and permanent collections are closed until further notice.


miSci is open on Thursday–Sunday, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. General admission is FREE! Visitors are required to reserve tickets

Mountain Winds Farm

Mountain Winds Farm's shop will be open regular hours. Visitors can also take advantage of the maple producer's online store. 

NYS Military Museum

Due to current circumstances, the museum is closed to the public until further notice.

NYS Museum

The State Museum, State Library and State Archives are temporarily closed.

NYS Writers Institute

The NYS Writers Institute has postponed the Albany Film Festival until 2021. The organization has launched the Virtual Writers Institute at the University at Albany to stay connected with its community during this time. Visit the new online community bulletin board, The Conversation at this link

Olana State Historic Site

New York State Parks remain open and access to Olana’s 250-acre landscape is free. The park is open every day from 8 AM to sunset. Sign up individuals or families from Olana Outdoor Tours

Old Songs Community Art Center

Old Songs has canceled ALL in person participatory events at the Old Songs building in Voorheesville, NY until further notice. 

Palace Theatre

The Palace Box Office is closed. Many shows have been postponed and canceled. Tickets for all postponed shows will be honored at the rescheduled dates. If you are unable to attend a rescheduled date, you will be able to obtain a refund at your original point of purchase.Please check for rescheduled dates and additional information. 

Park Playhouse

Park Playhouse is posting a series of videos and FREE online enrichment activities for students on Facebook and Instagram over the next month.

Saratoga Automobile Museum

The Saratoga Automobile Museum is now open. Timed admission tickets are available for purchase online and will allow visitors to reserve a specific date and time to enter the Museum, alleviating congestion in the front lobby and throughout the Museum.

Schuyler Mansion

Schuyler Mansion is open for tours on Wednesday – Sunday, 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Reservation only)

Shaker Heritage Society

Shaker Heritage Society is open for outdoor tours on Thursdays at 4:00 PM until August 13.

Stuyvesant Plaza

Stuyvesant Plaza’s operating hours are Monday through Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sunday from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Hours and policies for individual tenants will vary during this time. Shoppers are strongly encouraged to contact each store or restaurant for details.

Ten Broeck Mansion

Tours of the interior of Ten Broeck Mansion have resumed by reservation only on Saturdays, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  The formal gardens are open from dawn to dusk, free of charge. 

Times Union Center

The Times Union Center Box Office is closed.  If you need a refund for a cancelled event please mail your tickets and contact information to: Times Union Center / Attn: Box Office / 51 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12207. View list of postponements and cancellations at this link

USS Slater

USS SLATER is be closed and plans to reopen August 2020.

What's Poppin

What's Poppin is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Curbside and phone orders are highly encouraged.