Rainy Day Fun: Indoor Activities In Albany NY
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.
Crailo State Historic Site
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.
Fenimore Art Museum
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.
Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site
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
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!
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.
Irish American Heritage Museum
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.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
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.
Olympic Lanes is family-owned and operated bowling center located in Menands, NY. It is a USBC-certified center with 50 lanes, a full bar and a snack bar. Situated just off of I-787 and NY-378, we are just minutes from anywhere in the Capital Region.
Albany County Historical Association
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.
Sunset Lanes offers a state-of-the-art 32 lane bowling center in Albany, New York. We have been offering quality bowling and family fun since 1940. Whether you are a professional bowler or a first time roller, we've got you covered!
New York State Museum
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.
Historic Cherry Hill
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
American Museum of Firefighting
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.
Rensselaer Co Historical Society
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.
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
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.
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region, Inc.
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.
USS Albany Heritage Exhibit
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.
Altamont Vineyard & Winery
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.
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.
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.
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.
Airdrenaline Adventure Park
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.