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Albany Museums, Planetariums & Historical Societies

Treasure the rich history of the Albany New York / Capital Region at one of the many Albany museums in the area. From art, culture and state museums, to unique planetariums, and historical societies, you can discover it all! Bring the kids along for an afternoon of fun AND education.  
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The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
Please note: the Discovery Center is currently closed.
Older woman teaching young girl pottery
The Arts Center of the Capital Region
Troy, NY
The Arts Center of the Capital Region engages people in the creative experience. We are the region's preeminent proponent of the arts & creative education, expression, and appreciation, serving people of all ages, abilities and cultural backgrounds.
airplane on ground and a boy running on grass
Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome
Red Hook, NY
The Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome in Red Hook, NY is a flying aviation museum featuring one of the largest collections of early aeroplanes in the world. Note that we are following NYS guidelines and will be open when it is safe. Stay safe, see you then.
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Children's Museum of Science & Technology
Troy, NY
Children's Museum of Science & Technology (CMOST) inspires young minds to engage in a lifelong exploration of science and technology, instilling a sense of wonder and discovery.
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Albany Pine Bush Preserve
Albany, NY
The Albany Pine Bush Preserve nestled between Albany and Schenectady is one of just 20 inland pine barren environments in the world! It consists of over 3,000 acres of land, nearly 20 miles of multi-use trails, and is home to many plants and animals.
A family in face coverings views the coral tank in the Berkshire Museum Aquarium.
Berkshire Museum
Pittsfield, MA
The Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, MA, is a museum of art, history, and natural science that offers a wide variety of exhibitions, activities, and programming for everyone from early learners to lifelong learners in downtown Pittsfield and online.
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Bidwell House Museum
Monterey, MA
The Bidwell House Museum is an authentically restored historic home, filled with antiques and surrounded by 192 acres of gorgeous grounds and hiking trails. Come learn about the early settlement of the Berkshires!
Albany Institute of History & Art
Albany, NY
Founded in 1791, the Albany Institute of History & Art is New York's oldest museum. It is dedicated to collecting, preserving, interpreting and promoting interest in the history, art and culture of Albany and the upper Hudson Valley region.
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.
USS Slater/Destroyer Escort Historical Museum
Albany, NY
The USS SLATER is the only restored World War II destroyer escort afloat in the U.S. A 1940's time capsule, the fully-guided tour emphasizes the technology, lifestyle and conditions her sailors endured. Open April-November, Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4.