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History Month

Did you know that October is New York State History Month? Join us throughout the month as we present virtual field trips exploring the NYSM's History Collection while sharing fun facts about New York State's rich and ever-evolving history. 

Halloween Spooktacular Online!

Halloween Spooktacular

Get into the Halloween spirit with the New York State Museum virtually this year with family-friendly crafts, science demonstrations, stories, and more!

Online Resources Portal

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.


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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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...

NYSED Statement on Museum Deaccessioning

The New York State Board of Regents (“the Regents”) charters museums in New York State as educational corporations and has governing authority over these incorporated organizations. Orgranizations with questions regarding deaccession regulations can review this document or contact Chartering.

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