Visiting the State Museum, Library and Archives
State Museum Hours
Tuesday through Sunday from 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day
State Library and State Archives Hours
Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
We are located in the Cultural Education Center of the Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY
On Madison Avenue, across the Plaza from the State Capitol Building.
Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both off of Madison Ave.
Parking in these lots is free after 3:00 p.m. and on weekends.
Detailed Parking Information
Cultural Education Center
Albany, New York 12230
The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door.
The Carousel, located on the Terrace Gallery, is free. Donations are accepted.
The Cultural Education Center is fully accessible.
Interpretation aides for the visually impaired are available for some State Museum exhibitions.
The State Museum has strollers, wheelchairs, and backpacks for our visitors' comfort and convenience. Please check at the Main Lobby Desk or call (518) 474-5843.