We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Worth it!”

New York State Museum
Ranked #3 of 72 things to do in Albany
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Under the leadership of the New York State Education Department, this museum and research center preserves New York State's artistic, social, historical and environmental legacies through such exhibits as "Native Peoples of New York," "The Cohoes Mastodont" and "Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s."
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This is an overlooked attraction in the Capital area. The museum as great exhibits. True, its not as big as the mega museums you'd find in NYC but who gets to see all of that anyway?

Thank Russ F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (963)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"state museum"
in 90 reviews
"sesame street"
in 45 reviews
"new york"
in 211 reviews
"subway car"
in 25 reviews
"the world trade center"
in 20 reviews
"merry go round"
in 17 reviews
"natural history"
in 22 reviews
"fire truck"
in 14 reviews
"long house"
in 14 reviews
"native americans"
in 20 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 29 reviews
"all ages"
in 50 reviews
"fourth floor"
in 16 reviews
"ice age"
in 10 reviews
"moving exhibit"
in 10 reviews
"antique carousel"
in 9 reviews
"few hours"
in 33 reviews
Filter

48 - 52 of 963 reviews

Reviewed 1 May 2018

Stopped here with grandchildren on the way to a bowling tournament. This is a very educational experience for anyone interested in the history of New York. The museum is very clean with knowledgeable, helpful staff from the moment you enter. There is something for everyone to see from the beginnings of New York to present day. The 911 exhibit is chilling and respectful. The grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed walking through time. Entrance to the museum is free but donations are suggested and accepted. It is well worth making a donation for all there is to see. Parking is available nearby for a nominal fee. We arrived around noon time, parking was $5 in a lot two short blocks from the museum. Lunch is available on the second floor for a reasonable price. The pizza was great as were the sandwiches. There is a carousel ride on the fourth floor which is again free but a $1 donation is suggested. The museum is very clean, spacious but not overwhelming. Allow a few hours to walk through and enjoy the various exhibits

1  Thank Stash103
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a very neat and tidy museum that isn't of such grand scale that it intimidates. In other words, you won't get sore feat. There's a touching 9-11 memorial and a good history of NYC exhibit. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank MXKBrisbane75
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Went here with my wife for a visit. Neither one of us had been here for years. We were happy to be back! It is a great place to learn about NY history. We always learn something new when we visit. We had to rush at the end, because we paid for 3 hours of parking. Make sure you give yourself enough time, or you will get a parking ticket. I highly encourage couples and families to visit!!

Thank NYnick1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Our family enjoyed a visit to this museum. It was a busy area due to other events so parking was challenging. Typically on a weekend there is a lot available right next door.

Museum was free to visit. There were many interesting exhibits about different parts of NY from natural history to economics to tourism. Our visit lasted a couple of hours.

We found the layout very frustrating. There isn't one clear path through the facility so we found ourselves backtracking a lot to make sure we didn't miss anything.

A small gift shop. No food available. This was a great place to visit.

Thank MommaJage
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed New York State Museum also viewed

 

Been to New York State Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing