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Visiting the State Museum, Library and Archives


State Archives Hours

State Library Hours

State Museum Hours


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. 
Detailed Directions


Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Cultural Education Center, both off of Madison Ave.
Parking in these lots is free after 3:00 p.m. and on weekends. 
Detailed Parking Information

Mailing Address

Room 10A33
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 aids 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.