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School's Out - Museum's In

School's Out / Museum's In!

February 20-23
Keep those young minds engaged and entertained with a variety of hands-on activities and educational adventures offered throughout winter break week!

Gem and Mineral Show

25th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral, & Fossil Show and Sale

February 24th & 25th
$5/adult. Children 12 and under free.

Glimmering gems, stunning jewelry, mystical minerals, and fascinating fossils will be on view and for sale! 

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Capital Region History Day at the New York State Museum

Saturday, March 24
Students in grades 6-12 are challenged to research and create a project related to the theme "Conflict and Compromise in History".  Registration is now open!

Brainfood talks

Brain Food for the Curious: Short Talks at Lunchtime

This series of engaging 20-minute talks by museum scientists, curators and historians will "enlighten" your day!

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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Best Question Contest

You Asked... Our Scientists Answered! 

View responses to the thoughtful questions posed to NYSM scientists as part of our "Women of Science" program.