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Rock & Fossil Fun Fair

Saturday, February 16 - Sunday February 17 (free)
Join us for two days of "rockin'" activities fit for the enitre family. Featuring minerals and fossils and scientific puzzles, this pageant of paleontology is not to be missed!

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26th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show & Sale

Saturday, February 23 - Sunday, February 24
$5/Adult (cash only). Children 12 and under free
Vendors from throughout the Northeast display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils, and much more!


Fort Orange

Fort Orange Teacher Workshop

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Specifically geared for teachers of the 4th and 7th grades, this workshop will help you teach New York’s Dutch history through primary resources. Registration is free, but filling up quickly!

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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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