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Programs
Discover the Capital Region's best chocolates, specialty foods and holiday gifts at this family-friendly event on the first Sunday in December.
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. Join us for our Thursday Lunchtime Film Series and Cinema Sundays to view a variety of captivating, inspirational or simply informative films about the cultural arts and sciences. Stories come to life as youngsters touch real animal skins, bones, plants, and more while listening to a different storybook reading each time. Children are invited to dress up, dance, parade about, get lost in a maze and create some ghoulish crafts the weekend before Halloween!
Join in on fun, exciting activities scheduled each day. Explore the State Museum’s unique exhibits and learn more about the world around you.
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 Croatia & Slovenia. Step back in time, see the beauty and have a joyous learning, historic experience in a wonderful part of our world.
The State Museum Music Jam takes place on Thursdays, 12 noon-2 PM on the fourth floor.
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.
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 Tuesday - Sunday: 9:30 am to 5 pm | Carousel Hours: 10 am to 4:30 pm
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