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New York State Museum
222 Madison Avenue, Empire State Plaza
- (518) 474-5877
- Albany County
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- Open Monday through Friday, 10 am–4 pm (by reservation & timed-entry) Closed Saturdays and Sundays Closed all state-observed holidays
- Handicap Accessible
- Suggested donation
Discover New York State’s history from the Ice Age to today. With over 100,000 square feet of exhibition space, the Museum has a variety of exhibitions exploring topics like Native Peoples of New York, the history of New York City and the September 11 attacks. Free public programs are also offered, from educational programs to talks with historians and scientists. Popular exhibitions include the Cohoes Mastodon, Adirondack Hall, the Iroquois Longhouse, and a working historic carousel.
Amenities: Passport Stamp, Family Friendly, Public Transportation, Restrooms