The Museum will be closed to the public on Saturday, April 27 for scheduled maintenance.

New York State Education Building Tour

Saturday, April 27, 2019

12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Take a tour of the historic State Education Building in Albany! The 45-minute Education Building tour will be led by New York State Museum staff and visitors will have the opportunity to explore the historic Chancellors Hall, Regents Room and the Rotunda adorned with murals by Albany native Will H. Low. The Education Building is located at 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY.

Free monthly tours of the historic State Education Building are held select Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each tour can accommodate 25 people and reservations are required.

Reservations must be made at:  For addtional information about State Education Building tours, please contact

In addition to the Education Building tours, the public can also sign up to explore the State Capitol, located across the street from the Education Building. The State Capitol tours are available Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Reservations must be made at:

Related Information

Murals in the Rotunda in the State Education Building

Rotunda Paintings of the State Education Building

Learn more about the thirty-six paintings, created by Albany artist Will Hicok Low, that complement the State Education Building Rotunda’s architectural nobility and its aura of intellectual enlightenment.

Genius of America Mural in Chancellors Hall

"Genius of America" Mural in the State Education Building

Painted by french artist, Aldophe Yvon in 1870, the mural "Genius of America" has been on display in Chancellor's Hall of the State Education Building since 1953. Learn more about the mural's storied past here.

Also Available on these dates:

May 4, 2019May 18, 2019May 25, 2019June 8, 2019June 15, 2019June 22, 2019