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Women of Science

Experience our popular Women of Science program online! Learn from female scientists and staff about their area of study, collections, and career paths.

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NYSM Virtual Summer Programs

Get creative and stay engaged this summer with the NYSM! In addition to our Virtual Field Trips, we are adding new arts and science demonstrations, gallery tours, storytelling, and more! Programs will run either at 10am or 1pm on Facebook, so check the events calendar for dates and times! 

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Online Resources & Activities Portal

Looking for easy-to-access educational activities, videos, and resources for your kids, students, or even just for yourself? Visit this educational one-stop-shop webpage based on NYSM research and collections.

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NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative

The NYS Office of Cultural Education has created the NYS COVID-19 Documentation Initiative website to help statewide organizations document, share, and support one another throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Statement by Chancellor Betty A. Rosa, the Board of Regents and Interim Commissioner Shannon Tahoe

"It is with heavy, broken hearts that we join our voices with those mourning the indefensible and tragic death of George Floyd. America’s greatness lies in our diversity, our tolerance, and our willingness to accept and welcome others."
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The NYSM Carousel is closed for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

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A New York Minute In History

This new podcast series provides a rich audio experience that explores the story of New York State and the unique tales of New Yorkers. 

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Ice Ages

This long-term exhibition explores both the landscape and animals of the Pleistocene, or Ice Ages, of New York.

Rendered view of museum renovation proposal

The State Museum is proud to share a master plan for the renovation of the Museum's galleries. The master plan calls for 35,000 square feet of new...

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