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Programs
Summer is the season to children to explore the NYS Museum! Join us all summer long for tours, art projects and exciting, hands-on activities led by Museum educators.
The third Saturday of each month, join museum staff for creative activities that combine crafts, performances and fun-filled learning geared towards the entire family. Children are invited to dress up, dance, parade about, get lost in a maze and create some ghoulish crafts the weekend before Halloween!
Each February the Museum hosts the Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show and Sale. Vendors display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and much more.
Join the NYS Museum on a trip to the French and Ialian Riviera.
Each February the museum brings thousands of fresh flowers into the galleries in this great program that helps sponsor the Museum’s after school program.
Read a story with Museum staff and visit a special exhibition to learn more about New York State. Free program for preschoolers, meet at Kids' Cove.
Discover the state’s finest specialty items, including chocolates, apples, hand-crafted beer, wine and spirits, maple products, and other edible gifts.
Create a work of art using manufacturing mistakes and materials destined for the landfill while learning more about recycling and other Earth-friendly practices!
Museum Open Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am to 5 pm | Carousel Hours: 10 am to 4:30 pm
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