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Rainy Day Fun: Indoor Activities In Albany NY

Editor's Note (4/3/2020): All non-essential businesses in New York State have closed in-office personnel functions due to Governor Cuomo's executive order amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Please contact individual businesses if you have questions about what they're currently offering (virtual events, etc.).

Don't let rain or snow put a damper on your fun! Albany has lots of indoor activities to enjoy, including shopping, museums, art studios, indoor fun parks, and much more.

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.
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.
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.
Airdrenaline Adventure Park
Albany, NY
Take your fun to the next level at Airdrenaline! This trampoline and adventure park goes beyond trampolines to offer trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball, an airbag pit, a kids center, and more. Experience something different at Airdrenaline.
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.
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.
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
Albany, NY
The Underground Railroad History Project researches and preserves the local and national history of the underground railroad movement and its international connections, engaging in dialogue about the relevance of this movement to modern society.
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
Schenectady, NY
A not-for-profit institution, miSci (museum of innovation and science, formerly the Schenectady Museum) explores science and technology - including a planetarium, demos and hands-on activities for adults and children.
Hart Cluett Museum
Troy, NY
The Hart Cluett Museum offers changing exhibitions about the county's historic, natural and cultural resources.
Austerlitz Historical Society
Austerlitz, NY
Living history museum in Austerlitz, New York.
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.
The National Museum of Dance
Saratoga Springs, NY
Weddings at the National Museum of Dance are classy, elegant, and unique. We will do everything to make your special day memorable for you and all of your guests.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Farmers Museum
Cooperstown, NY
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.
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.
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
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.
Riverside Maple Farms
Glenville, NY
Riverside Maple Farms is much more than just a working farm - it's a year-round destination for maple tastings, tours, events, and family-friendly fun. Try different syrups, tour the facility, and check out all the maple goodies at the retail shop!
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.