Admission to the New York State Museum and its historic Carousel is free. Your generosity plays a vital role in the success of the Museum’s mission. Suggested donation: $5 per individual and $10 per family.
Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both accessed from Madison Avenue. Prior to 10:00 a.m., the weekday parking fee is $10. After 10:00 a.m., the weekday parking fee is $5. Parking is free after 2:00 p.m. and on weekends. An additional paid parking visitor lot is available under the Empire State Plaza Concourse.
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The New York State Museum is fully accessible.
The Museum has strollers and wheelchairs for our visitors' comfort and convenience. Please stop at the Main Lobby Desk or call 518-474-5877.
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The Carousel is currently closed for maintenance. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
When the carousel is open, hours of operation are 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday – Sunday. Carousel may close periodically for maintenance and special events.
Rides are free. Donations gratefully accepted.
The New York State Museum Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Museum and is open during normal Museum hours. Call (518) 449-7860 for more information or visit the Online Gift Shop.