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New York State Museum

Open today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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NYS Museum - Best in NY State

I work nearby the State Museum, so I have been there many times. I bring visitors with me or... read more

Reviewed today
Daniel W
Albany, New York
Great 9/11 info!

I have been to this museum twice - once in the early 1980s and 2019. It has very nice displays... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Under the leadership of the New York State Education Department, this museum and research center preserves New York State's artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies through such exhibits as "Native Peoples of New York," "The Cohoes...more
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Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
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Reviewed today

I work nearby the State Museum, so I have been there many times. I bring visitors with me or frequently go on my own. The exhibits are varied, showing prehistoric to artifacts from the 9/11/01 attack on the World Trade Center. On the fourth floor...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have been to this museum twice - once in the early 1980s and 2019. It has very nice displays, very informational and educational, but entertaining as well. I loved the 9/11 display. It was very touching and emotional. Indian display was nice, dinosaurs as...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Margaret F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I enjoyed the 911 exhibition. Very humbling. The Sesame Street section brought back childhood memories.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank prparker2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few hours making our way around the New York State Museum and were happy that we did. I particularly enjoyed the Erie Canal exhibit and was moved by the 911 exhibit. I learned a few things about NYS and recommend this destination...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mommacat41
Reviewed 1 week ago

This every changing attraction in the Capitol City of New York should not be overlooked. I have gone many times and each time the effort put into the displaces are remarkable.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the trip, the exhibits are excellent and well displayed. Also,a beautiful view of Albany from the top floor, and also a real merry-go-round. The 9/11 exhibit is very moving.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HowardC1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Love love love the museum! First, they ask for a donation, so if you do not have alot of money, you can still afford to go to the museum. It is wonderful! They have a cute gift shop with sales many times, tons and tons...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sheshe111111
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the exhibits on Immigrants to New York and Black Harlem in the 1920s - were really interesting and nicely narrated. Also loved the exhibit about whales in NY harbor...would be nice if these were more widely advertised across the state - had no idea...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Heidi Z
Reviewed 13 February 2019

There is indeed something for everyone to see and enjoy at the NYS Museum. I love to bring out of town guests AND ride the carousel.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SherWillow
Reviewed 10 February 2019

The exhibits were all on the first floor. It was a nice visit. Very clean and quiet. Had nice exhibits about 9/11, the history of NY State and the Indians that settled in NY. Also they have a old NYC subway train car there. Definitely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Scott W
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Response from jerrybacchus | Reviewed this property |
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Response from pnaw10 | Reviewed this property |
First, a quote from the museum website, then my additional commentary: "Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both accessed from Madison Avenue. Prior to 10:00 a.m., the weekday parking fee is $10... More
18 May 2017|
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Response from pnaw10 | Reviewed this property |
Google "New York State Museum" for their website, and then click "Visit" in the main menu to see hours (open daily except Mondays) and links to detailed information about parking. I'd paste a link here, but TripAdvisor... More