Things To Do In & Near Albany

Albany is home to a vast array of attractions that appeal to all ages! From amusement parks and river cruises to hotspots just for kids and spectator sports, discover the abundance of attractions the Capital Region has to offer.

Watervliet Civic Center Summer Recreation Program
Watervliet, NY
A coed program offering sports, outdoor games, arts and crafts, group activities, swimming, weekly trips and more.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Albany, NY
Staffed tourist information center, history gallery, planetarium and gift shop. Special events and exhibits on-going. Group tour programs available including orientation and planetarium shows.
Camp Wa Wa Segowea YMCA
Southfield, MA
Camp WaWa Segowea is a world apart. Your child will love learning, playing, doing in a safe, rustic, friend-filled, waterfront community nestled in the Berkshires. This is, by far, the best value in the NE! 1-week sessions + stay-over weekend option.
Grin Mobile Laser Tag
Bring one of the most unique and exciting activities available for your party, fundraiser, festival, or any event where you want to add some high energy fun.
St Vartan Camp
Greenville, NY
Bringing together children ages 8 to 15 to learn more about their heritage and the Armenian Church. Located in Greenville, just a short drive from Albany NY
TSL Adventures & TSL Daycare Services
Albany, NY
Togetherness Sharing and Learning was formed and is administered by elementary school teachers. They offer early childhood and school-age programs. Their summer programs are offered in Troy, Niskayuna, Clifton Park, East Greenbush and Guilderland.
American Museum of Firefighting
Hudson, NY
The American Museum of Firefighting is a beacon to fireman everywhere. Located on the grounds of the Fireman's Home in Hudson. A history of those men who interrupted their daily existence to protect property & lives is exemplified throughout the halls.
Junior Eagles Adventure Camp
Glenmont, NY
Camp features swimming, field trips, weekly theme-based enrichment, reading activities, creative writing, dramatic play, cooperative games and more.
Upstate Concert Hall
Clifton Park, NY
The Capital Region's Premier Concert Venue
Pruyn House
Latham, NY
Discover New York's Dutch heritage at the former home of Casparus Pruyn and his family. The Pruyns were one of the oldest Dutch families in New York, and the home has helped educate historians about 1850s home furnishings.
Camp Is-Sho-Da
East Greenbush, NY
Day Camp & Sports Camp
Belleayre Mountain
Highmount, NY
Visit Belleayre, a ski mountain resort great for any level of skier. There are 10 beginner trails, 15 intermediate and 13 expert-rated downhill skiing trails. This ski center offers state-of-the-art grooming and is known as the "best place to learn t
The Mop and Bucket Co.
Schenectady, NY
MopCo offers three basic things. Performances, of course. Comedy in Albany hasn't been the same since MopCo hit town! Check our Shows page for news about the next comedy, theatresports, or other improv show near you! We don't stop there...
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
Albany, NY
Mansion formerly occupied by Philip J. Schuyler, his wife, and their eight children. One of the daughters, Elizabeth, wed Alexander Hamilton in the house in 1780. Today, the site is open for guided tours, temporary exhibitions, and other programs.
New York State Military Museum
Saratoga Springs, NY
The New York State Military Museum and Veteran's Research Center houses the state's collection of more than 10,000 military artifacts, some dating back before the Revolutionary War. Open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Admission is free.
East Greenbush YMCA Summer Camp
East Greenbush, NY
Swimming, sports, crafts, themed activities and field trips.
Rensselaer Co Historical Society
Troy, NY
RCHS offers: changing exhibitions about the county's historic, natural and cultural resources. Tours of the 1827 Federal-style Hart Cluett House in downtowne Troy, etc.
Saint Gregory's Summer Camp
Loudonville, NY
Drama, rocketry, robotics, sports, free swimming lesson and a great staff-to-student ration are just a few of the highlights.
Troy YMCA
Troy, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Historic Cherry Hill
Albany, NY
Cherry Hill was lived in by 5 generations of the Van Rensselaer- Rankin family from 1787-1963. Through its intact collection of 20,000 artifacts, 30,000 manuscripts, 7,500 textiles, 5,000 books and 3,000 photographs Historic Cherry Hill tells a dramatic
Albany County Historical Association
Albany, NY
The Albany Co. Historical Assn. Is located in the 18th Century Ten Broeck mansion. We offer tours, lectures, exhibits, concerts, other special events, gardens and meeting space for up to 150 people.
Bethlehem YMCA
Delmar, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
OGS-Curatorial/Tour Services
Albany, NY
Art collection, Executive Mansion tour and educational programs, and plaza information office
USS Albany Heritage Exhibit
Albany, NY
Five ships of the US Navy have carried the name Albany, in honor of the capital of the State of New York. On display in the exhibit are artifacts from the last three ships as well as pictures and history of all the ships.
Iroquois Indian Museum
Howes Cave, NY
From contemporary tatooing to ancient tool making, explore the cultural traditions artistic expression and the rich history of archaeology of the Iroquois through exhibits, festivals, storytelling, interactive spaces and 45-acre Nature Park.
Music Together Classes
Welcome to Music Box Arts Music Together Classes blend music and movement for newborns to preschoolers and the adults who love them! Bringing the Joy of Family Music to our community.
Altamont Vineyard & Winery
Altamont, NY
Using our rich history in conjunction with current innovations, we produce complex yet appealing wines. Our Tasting Room and Gift Shop are great for tastings or private gatherings. Stunning views & walking paths make this the perfect NY destination.
New York State Museum
Albany, NY
The New York State Museum in Downtown Albany explores the cultural and natural history of New York State. Visit www.nysm.nysed.gov for a schedule of events. Open every day but Monday. 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and 1/1.
Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
Albany, NY
The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is one of the most important and unique ecclesiastical structures in America. Its cornerstone was laid in 1848, and its iconic spires were added in 1862 and 1888.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Located on Main Street in the heart of picturesque Cooperstown, The Baseball Hall of Fame is one of the country's major tourist destinations and is surely the best-known sports shrine in the world.
Tutor Time Learning Center
East Greenbush, NY
Day Camp
Guilderland YMCA
Guilderland, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Bethlehem Parks and Recreation - Camp Whatablast
Delmar, NY
Weekly sessions open to Bethlehem town and school residents. Weekly themes feature games, story hours, crafts, swimming, field trips and more.
Shaker Museum and Library
Old Chatham, NY
The Shaker Museum and Library houses one of the largest collections of shaker furniture, oval boxes, farm machinery, baskets, tools and textiles in the world.
Pinched Beauty
Beauty Gifts and Spa Party favors for Tween and Teen girls.
Fenimore Art Museum
Cooperstown, NY
The Farmers' Museum and Fenimore Art Museum are nationally-recognized museums of art, history, and agriculture that enable visitors to explore our heritage through exhibitions and special events.
Mabee Farm Historic Site
Rotterdam Junction, NY
The Capital Region's Mabee Farm Historic Site was once home to one of Schenectady County's early families. Visitors to the site can learn about life in the 1700s, and walk in the footsteps of the Mabee family.
Hudson Valley Community College
Troy, NY
Elementary, middle and high school students welcome! Choose from a variety of programs. Attend in the morning, afternoon or all day.
Pine Grove Christian Camp
Saratoga Springs, NY
Crailo State Historic Site
Rensselaer, NY
Crailo focuses on the Dutch inhabitants who populated the Upper Hudson Valley in the early 18th century. Visitors can examine archaeological finds, enjoy special programs, and take guided tours of the museum.
The Egg Center for the Performing Arts
Albany, NY
The Egg is a performing arts center dedicated to presenting quality performances, accessible to all citizens of New York State, highlighting the unique and extraordinary artists from New York State, across the country and around the globe.
Art Utopia
Albany, NY
Inspire-Imagine-Create! The arts are a very powerful tool to help build confidence and self-esteem. We offer art classes to children ages 5-14. We use uplifting music in a positive environment to inspire creativity.
Easter Seals Camp
Colonie, NY
School/camp serving children with special needs. All activities are tailored to meet the needs of the individual.
Camp Brookledge
Middle Grove, NY
Day Camp, Sports Camp
Austerlitz Historical Society
Austerlitz, NY
Living history museum in Austerlitz, New York.
Bethlehem Children's School Day Camp
Slingerlands, NY
A fun camp experience featuring themed weeks. One-, two- and multiple-week programs are available. Camp is staffed by teachers and the emphasis is on cooperative learning and fun.
Greater Glenville YMCA
Glenville, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Irish American Heritage Museum
Albany, NY
The Irish American Heritage Museum is dedicated to the preservation and promulgation of Irish American cultural traditions. We devise projects and develop programs focusing on the unique heritage of the sons and daughters of American Heritage.
Tiny Chefs
Clifton Park, NY
Tiny Chefs offers creative cooking for kids! Find fun, educational, and hands-on culinary classes, birthday parties and themed parties for children ages 3 to 14 years old.
Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region
Schenectady, NY
Camp Brookledge: Girls day camp offering swimming, sports, science, crafts and bike riding. One overnight is available for each two-week session.
Stable Gate Winery
Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
A family farm with historic barn, lodge + vineyard. Providing creative mindful approaches to the production and procurement of our food + your special event, the same care and philosophy goes into our wines as they are made in limited small batches.
Empire State Aerosciences Museum
Glenville, NY
ESAM is a not-for-profit center dedicated to educating, entertaining, and exciting the public about aviation and its influential history.
Mac-Haydn Theatre
Chatham, NY
Charming, exciting professional musical theatre-in-the-round. Intimate 350 seat theatre where you can see the great Broadway musicals up close and personal.
Summer Fling
Albany, NY
Daily field trips, outdoor activities, games, and arts and crafts.
D and T Tutoring Services
We offer individual and small group tutoring, in home fitness training, and mini-review classes for Regents Exams and SAT Exams. High Quality Tutors and Trainers + Motivated Clients + An Individual or Small Group Setting = Outstanding Results
Albany Ensemble, Inc.
Albany, NY
Albany Ensemble, an elegant group of ten vocal soloists, performs highly entertaining music from the sublime operatic genre to the dramatic and moving repertoire of musical theatre, sacred and jazz.
Oasis Park Miniature Golf
Wynantskill, NY
The Capital Region award winning miniture golf course set in a park like setting with spakling streams, ponds and waterfalls and bridges. Great ice cream! Birthday parties and group rates are available.
Via Entertainment
Schenectady, NY
Family Dining, Sports Bar, Arcade, Bowling, Nightlife & So much more in 30,000 sq ft; Visit Via Entertainment in Rotterdam, NY and experience the very best in Family Entertainment.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall
Troy, NY
The performing arts venue which is known the world over for its superb acoustics, presents the finest jazz, classical, folk and world music artists.
Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, NY
Schenectady YMCA
Schenectady, NY
Helping people is what we're all about at the Y, and has been from the start. We strengthen the foundations of community by nurturing the potential in every child, by promoting healthy living, and by giving back to our community.
Duke's Last Laugh @ Duke's Pub
Glenmont, NY
Duke's Last Laugh is a bi-weekly stand up comedy show at Duke's Pub
Shaker Heritage Society
Albany, NY
The Shaker Heritage Society was chartered in 1977 to educate the public about the Shakers. The Society also is active in protecting the Watervliet Shaker National Historic District, where Shakers first settled in America.
North Country Camps (Camp Lincoln for Boys and Camp Whippoorwill for Girls)
Keeseville, NY
Located in the Village of Keeseville, North Country Camps is separated into two camps - one for girls and one for boys. Both summer camps offer a wide range of fun activities, such as wilderness trips and kayaking.
Engelke Farms
Troy, NY
Engelke Farm is a family owned and operated vegetable and fruit farm featuring a nursery, pumpkin patch, haunted hayrides, zip lines, pick your own produce, corn maze, petting zoo, and more!
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