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Greetings to all members,

Let's meet for a day visit at the New York State Museum.

There is something to learn around every corner about our beautiful NYS.

I have visited twice and being a Manhattanite by birth, I am amazed at the pristine condition of each and every exhibit. It is truly a gift to learn about everything native to our state under one roof.

There are dozens of exhibits and I have included some info below.l

Hope you can make it.

Lady Morgana Avallone, Organizer


Tuesday - Sunday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Closed Mondays

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day


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

New York State Museum

Cultural Education Center

222 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230


Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both off of Madison Ave.

Parking in these lots is free after 2 pm and on weekends.

Contact Information

Main Lobby Desk:[masked]


The New York State Museum is fully accessible.

The Museum has strollers and wheelchairs for our visitors' comfort and convenience. Please stop at the Main Lobby Desk or call[masked]-5877.

The Museum Shop


The Museum Shop is a delightful place to shop for gifts or souvenirs.

The Museum Shop is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9:30 AM - 5 PM.

Profits from the Museum Shop help support the Museum. The Shop carries everything from fine jewelry made by New York State artists, to postcards and everything in between.

Discovery Place

Hours: 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Ongoing Exhibitions

Within our main halls, are the popular long-standing favorites: The Adirondack Wilderness

This majestic and pristine region has and continues to be transformed by the interaction of nature and people.

Art for the People: Decorated Stoneware from the Weitsman Collection

This exhibition features 40 uniquely decorated stoneware vessels, including jugs, crocks, pitchers, jars and water coolers.

Beneath the City: An Archaeological Perspective of Albany

Discover the fascinating results of several archaeological excavations that have take place in Albany and look at artifacts related to the early Dutch settlement, a colonial rum distillery, the expansion of the city, and the daily life of past residents.

Ancient Life of New York: A Billion Years of Earth History

See New York when dinosaurs were in their heyday.

Birds of New York

See over 170 species of New York birds displayed in their environmental settings.

Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s

This celebrated American community is portrayed in this exhibition regarding the rich and diverse culture of Harlem in the 1920s.


This full-sized carousel was made between 1912 and 1916 by the Herschell-Spillman Company of North Tonawanda, New York, one of the leading manufacturers of carousels in America.

Cohoes Mastodon

Excavated in 1866, the conserved and reassembled Cohoes mastodon is a magnificent specimen.

The Day Peckinpaugh

New York State Museum's floating museum and classroom.

M&T Bank New York State Museum Earthquake Center

The New York State Museum’s new earthquake exhibit features real-time display of earthquakes in New York and around the world.

Fire Engine Hall

Come and visit many examples of fire apparatus of all times from the 18th, 19th and 20th century all with a history of service in New York.

The Governor's Collection of Contemporary Native American Crafts

Metropolis Hall

This history of New York City and its environs is traced as the natural harbor transforms into a bustling port, open spaces into canyons of skyscrapers and a wilderness into a word city.

Minerals of New York

This spectacular exhibit located within Adirondack Wilderness Hall showcases a fraction of the State Museum's enormous mineral collection.

Native Peoples of New York

Explore New York's cultural history and natural landscapes from the last Ice Age 12, 000 years ago to present day ethnology.

Research Gallery

Scientists and historians are working behind the scenes at the State Museum making new discoveries in New York's natural and human history.

The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response

The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response tells the history of the World Trade Center, the September 11 attacks, the rescue efforts, the evidence recovery operation at the Fresh Kills landfill, and the public response to the September 11th events.

The Museum offers approximately 12 new exhibitions each year on a wide range of subjects. Exhibitions are often developed with our own extensive collections or traveled from renowned museums across the country.

I Shall Think of You Often: The Civil War Story of Doctor and Mary Tarbell

Ends Sunday, 09/22/2013

South Lobby

Best of SUNY 2013

Ends Sunday, 09/15/2013

West Gallery

9/11 Flag from FDNY Engine 6 Pumper

Ends Thursday, 10/31/2013

Museum Lobby

Russel Wright: The Nature of Design

Ends Tuesday, 12/31/2013

Crossroads Gallery

An Irrepressible Conflict: The Empire State in the Civil War

Ends Sunday, 03/23/2014

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