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New York State Museum  

New York State Museum, Rm 3023 

Cultural Education Center 

Albany, NY 12230 

Hours: Open daily from 9:30am to 5:00 pm

Carousel Hours

Open Daily: 10am-4:30 pm Admission:

The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door. The Carousel is free. Donations are accepted 

Phone: 518-474-5877


Historical Description:           

The New York State Museum was established in 1836 as the State Geological and Natural History Survey. Over the years, the museum developed into a prominent research and educational institution that both preserves New York’s history and educates the public about New York’s legacy. The collection focuses on geology, biology, anthropology, and history.


The Site:                                                                                                  

The New York State Museum is a major research and educational institution. The Museum offers

approximately 12 new exhibitions each year on a wide range of subjects. These subjects include Preserving Family History: The Heritage of an Albany County Family and Miracles: New York's Greatest Sports Moments. There are also 14 long term exhibitions that include topics such as The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response and The Governor's Collection of Contemporary Native American Crafts. The Museum offers a variety of subjects to provide the public with a wealth of information. 



From Thruway Exit 24, take I-90 toward Albany and exit onto I-787 South.

Take I-787 to the Empire State Plaza exit.

From Thruway Exit 23, take I-787 north to the Empire State Plaza exit.

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