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
The Discovery Center at Albany Pine Bush Preserve is the gateway to the Pine Bush! Featuring various interactive exhibits, activities, classrooms, and more, this interpretive center introduces visitors to everything that makes the preserve distinct.
miSci (Museum of Innovation and Science)
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.
Children's Museum of Science & Technology
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.
Morelli Art Museum & Design Studio
Amsterdam, NY
A major fine arts museum featuring national monuments, state wide art education programs, artist's presentations at universities & corporations, free seminars on American mass media, and accommodations for public & private meetings and celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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