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New York State Museum

  • Empire State Plaza, 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.

  • Amenities
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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
  • Events
    Apr 20
    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until January 1, 2020
    Apr 20
    Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until May 12, 2019