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The New York State Museum

What They Are about

The New York State Museum is a center of art, science, and history dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state. Established in 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. From its beginning, the Museum has been home to some of the nation’s leading scientists, including the founders of American paleontology, ethnology, botany and mycology. Its collections rank among the finest in many fields and total more than 16 million scientific specimens and one million cultural objects.

Our Notes 

  • Park in the front of the building, not the back.

  • Donations are welcome for carousel rides on the 4th floor. 

  • Take a short walk to Lark street for food after your visit. 

The New York State Museum

222 Madison Ave

Albany, New York

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