New York State Museum

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  • Ashley A.
    "Rock, Gem and Fossil show is awesome in February."(2 Tips)
    Dan B.
    "Check out the mastodon exhibit on the first floor!"(2 Tips)
    Alex C.
    "Pack a lunch and eat it on the 4th floor by the carousel!"(2 Tips)
    Nelson R.
    "It is unbelievable!! Also, take note of the Harlem exhibit :)"(11 Tips)
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  • Anne R.
    Anne RSeptember 13, 2014
    Had intentions to visit anyway but the rain moved in early and we came here, easily spending the afternoon inside. It's free and it's a very well done museum. Glad to visit, learn, and see the history
  • Smithsonian Channel
    Smithsonian ChannelJuly 15, 2011
    This state-run Smithsonian Affiliate traces the history of New York back billions of years with items that include fossils, native artifacts & a reconstructed Mastodon skeleton. (From Aerial America) Read more
  • Nelson R.
    Nelson RiveraApril 1, 2013
    Take your time. Watch the ENTIRE Firefighter Bill Green documentary in the 9/11 exhibit. It is unbelievable!! Also, take note of the Harlem exhibit :)
  • UClubAlbany
    UClubAlbanyJune 27, 2012
    Check out "Beneath the City: An Archeological Perspective" -- Under our streets, sidewalks, yards, and buildings are layers of soil that contain objects made, used, and discarded by former residents.
  • Neesha B.
    Neesha BrownJuly 3, 2013
    Very quiet and enjoyable place to take your family! Don't forget to see the 9/11 exhibit it's so moving.
  • Samara S.
    Samara S.May 23, 2015
    Remember coming here as a kid. Such a fun museum to visit. Not as great as one in a larger city. But great for Albany
  • Ashley A.
    Ashley ArmitageFebruary 24
    Rock, Gem and Fossil show is awesome in February. Overall a great time to bring friends and family to see the museum.
  • Alejandro C.
    Alejandro CarriónFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    NYS Archives are a great place to do historical research. Staff is very welcoming and knowledgeable.
  • jen B.
    jen BernardJanuary 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    eat at the lunch box for home made foods! on the concourse level, one floor below enterance
  • Jeff
    JeffJune 18, 2016
    A wonderful free museum to learn more about all of New York! I love visiting over and over.
  • Ally B.
    Ally BenningerJune 3, 2013
    Museum and carrousel Closed on Mondays
  • rick m.
    rick marchantDecember 9, 2013
    get to the fourth floor and enjoy the carousel - just do it.
  • Arthur F.
    Arthur FudgeAugust 17, 2014
    It's free to get in but the suggested donation for a family is $10.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FreyMarch 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Entry is free but donations are accepted and appreciated.
  • Rahaf
    RahafAugust 2, 2015
    Best museum I've been to
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerDecember 28, 2011
    Ride the wonderful carousel. See if you can find the one antlered deer? How bout the two donkeys?
  • Dan B.
    Dan BJanuary 1, 2011
    Check out the mastodon exhibit on the first floor!
  • Mike B.
    Mike BarkerNovember 7, 2014
    Great history of the Empire State.
  • Jeff
    JeffApril 30, 2015
    Free. Great exhibits about all of NY. Powerful 9/11 exhibit. Only problem is galleries seem a bit disjointed and there isn't much of a flow thru the museum any longer. Makes it easy to miss things.
  • J S.
    J SmithJuly 1, 2015
    This is a cool little museum, extremely informative for adults and hands on for the kids. Kids loved the animals and the 100+ yr old merry go round upstairs!
  • Alex C.
    Alex ChaucerDecember 28, 2011
    Pack a lunch and eat it on the 4th floor by the carousel!
  • Kim o.
    Kim ofheartsNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Check out the 4th floor for some cool old exhibits and ride the carousal!
  • Marian E.
    Marian ElfleinMay 30, 2016
    Great exhibition about NY.
  • Robb
    RobbAugust 15, 2011
    What a great place. Spend at least 2 hours
  • Naomi S.
    Naomi SiegelJuly 1, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Exhibit extended "The 1911 Capitol Fire" has been extened once again! This exhibit with continue until October 22, 2011
  • Discover A.
    Discover AlbanyApril 21, 2010
    Current Exhibitions :: Bank of America Great Art Series - Seeing Ourselves: Masterpieces of American Photography from George Eastman House Collection Read more
  • Dick H.
    Dick HolbrookMarch 22, 2010
    The fourth floor/regional section is kinda weak, but the first floor is awesome. Read more
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  • chris s.
    chris st.cyrNovember 27, 2010
    Take the kids to Discovery Cove for the hands-on experience.
  • Lisa N.
    Lisa NYCnonprofitJune 13, 2013
    Tkts r by donations
  • CBS 6 Albany
    CBS 6 AlbanyAugust 21, 2010
    Saturday 8/21: Family Fun Weekend. Read more
  • Patricia Elizabeth D.
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