School bus at the group entrance to the museum
Education :: Prepare for Your Visit

Meal Options

lunch
  1. Bag Lunch: Reserved Seating in the Museum's Lunch Room
    Limited indoor seating is available in the Museum's Student Center, Monday through Friday. A half hour slot will be assigned to your group according to the start of your scheduled tour. This option should be indicated on your Registration Form. Bag lunches can be temporarily stored indoors when group lunches are boxed or contained and marked with your school or group's name.

  2. Bag Lunch: Picnic!
    Spring, Summer and early Fall are beautiful in Albany and many people enjoy eating lunch on Empire State Plaza, just across from the State Capitol. Bag lunches can be temporarily stored indoors when group lunches are boxed or contained and marked with your school or group's name.

  3. Lunch at the Food Court
    On the Concourse Level of the Empire State Plaza there are a number of food choices, including McDonalds. No prior notice to the Museum is required.
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