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New York State Museum

  • 222 Madison Ave., 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.

    School Programs Offered*
    Adirondack Animals
    Bird Skeleton Evolution Lab
    Birds and Mammals, Cradleboards and Longhouses
    Ellis Island Experience
    Fur and Feathers, Minerals Rock!
    Museum History Detectives – Investigate Fire Engines!
    Native Peoples of New York - A Journey
    People of the Longhouse, Tenement – Beyond Ellis Island
    Group Visit to the New York State Museum

    * Programs subject to change.

    Call organization for updated school program information.

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  • 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