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Museum Closed on Saturday, October 27

The New York State Museum will be closed on Saturday, October 27 due to a scheduled power shutdown. We will reopen on Sunday, October 28.

Halloween Spooktacular

Halloween Spooktacular

Sunday, October 28, 12-3pm
Bring your little ghosties and ghoulies to our spooktacular event featuring crafts, games, dancing, and a costume parade!

Archaeology in the Classroom

Teacher Workshop: Archaeology in the Classroom

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Register by October 26 to discover how to integrate archaeology-based classroom lessons, activities, and projects with lesson plans in math, geography, social science, and more!

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Brain Food for the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime

October 2018 - March 2019
Join us select Tuesdays each month as our museum scientists, curators and historians discuss fascinating facts, riveting research, and captivating curiosities!

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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. 

Ice Ages

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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October 20, 2018
October 20, 2018
October 23, 2018
October 23, 2018
October 27, 2018

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