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Summer at the Museum

Summer at the Museum: Pop-up Series

Join us throughout the summer for a variety of "pop-up" programs that will engage and captivate curious kids and campers! Schedules will vary, but we guarantee that a rainy day will be full of activities. Visit our "Pop-up" Programs page for more information. 

DH CADWELL Earth Science Workshop

DH Cadwell Earth Science Workshop:

Calling all teachers! Join us in July for a three-day hands-on immersion in geology and paleontology totaling 24 contact hours of continuing education credit. Apply by June 27, 2017.

A Spirit of Sacrifice Website

Online Feature - A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War

This detailed website features a timeline of America's involvement in World War I, highlights elements from the exhibition, and provides educators with detailed guides and lesson plans to use in the classroom!

Votes for Women

Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial

In honor of Women's History Month, we offer this preview of Votes for Women, opening in November 2017. Additionally, view a list of venues throughout the state that are hosting a traveling version of this exhibition.

Ice Ages

Ice Ages

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

Cohoes Mastodon

The Cohoes Mastodon

For the past 150 years, the Cohoes Mastodon has been a beloved feature of the New York State Museum. Learn more about its life and origins, its ancient and modern past, and how the Cohoes Mastodon will continue to intrigue and thrill Museum-goers for years to come.

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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June 27, 2017 to August 31, 2017
July 6, 2017

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