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New York State Museum

  • 222 Madison Ave., 222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza Albany, NY 12230
  • Downtown Area
  • Overview

    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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    General 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
    • Sunday Hours: 9:30am-5:00pm
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    • Admission Fee: Free; Donations accepted
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  • Meeting Facilities
    Facility Info
    Meeting Rooms
    • Theatre Capacity 420
    • Banquet Capacity 300
    • Number of Rooms 7
    Carroll Huxley Theatre
    • Theater Capacity: 210
    Clark Auditorium
    • Theater Capacity: 420
    Meeting Room
    • Classroom Capacity: 60
    Student Center
    • Banquet Capacity: 150
    • Banquet Capacity: 300
    Members Lounge
    • Classroom Capacity: 20
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