The New York State Museum is open to the public. For more information, or to register for a visit, please see: www.nysm.nysed.gov/reopen

The New York State Museum offers educational opportunities for learners of all ages and abilities. Through museum programming and online educational resources, children, families, educators, and students can experience the art, science, and history of New York State in a fun and engaging way.

For Educators

Group Tours

Group Visits

View class descriptions and tour options, register online, and download student worksheets

Teacher Workshops

Teacher Workshops

Courses in Archaeology, Earth-Science, Evolution and more provide excellent educational opportunities for teachers

For Students

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Afterschool Programs

Learn about our award-winning afterschool programs, including the Museum Club and Discovery Squad

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Volunteer/Intern

The New York State Museum offers a variety of engaging and educational opportunities for volunteers and interns

For Families

Discovery Place

Discovery Place

Visit this lively hub for curious young minds where interactive play and exploration take center stage

Family Programs

Family Programs

Join us for tours, art projects and exciting, hands-on activities led by Museum educators


Capital Region History Day Logo

Capital Region History Day

The NYSM invites teachers and their students to participate virtually in the annual Capital Region History Day competition on Saturday, March 12, 2021. Register today!


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.


Expanded Exhibition Teacher Resource Pages

Exploring DDT’s Effect On Raptor Populations - Teacher Guide

Birds of New York Educator Guides

Your students will want to fly through these new science/ELA curriculum materials that accompany the exhibit Birds of New York

Symposium: Historic Woodstock Art Colony

The Historic Woodstock Art Colony: The Arthur A. Anderson Collection

View teacher guides and google classroom materials for grades K - 12.

Fort Orange

Fort Orange Educational Guide and Teacher Resources

Created for teachers of the 4th and 7th grades, this educational guide provides five lessons that introduce students to Fort Orange and the world of New Netherland. 

The Fifteenth amendment, 1870 by Thomas Kelly

Fifteenth Amendment: Educational Activities for the Classroom

This guide includes several object-inquiry activities, from which teachers can choose those that best suit their students and classroom needs. 


Exhibition Teacher Guides


Education Leaflets