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
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
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 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.
For more Detailed Directions: http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/locpar_ce.htm