New York State Museum, Albany

New York State Museum, Albany (must see)

The New York State Museum is a huge museum with a lot of educational information for you. It was established in 1836; the current modern building was raised in 1976.
The museum houses art, artifacts (prehistoric and historic), and ecofacts that reflect New York State’s cultural, natural, and geological development. Operated by the New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education, it is the nation's oldest and largest state museum. Formerly located in the State Education Building, the museum now occupies the first four floors of the Cultural Education Center. The collections of the New York State Museum include geological samples, paleontology specimens, historic materials, and art. Their anthropological collections are extensive, and include the collections of several early and well-known anthropologists, including Lewis H. Morgan and Arthur C. Parker. These collections are open to researchers for analysis. The museum has not only unique collections of art works, historic artifacts, documents and constant exhibits, such as: Birds of New York or Ancient Life of New York - A Billion Years of Earth History, but also many different programs, such as a Cultural Resource Survey Program. This museum is a must-see stop.
Sight description based on Wikipedia.

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New York State Museum on Map

Sight Name: New York State Museum
Sight Location: Albany, USA (See walking tours in Albany)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Walking Tours in Albany, New York

Create Your Own Walk in Albany

Create Your Own Walk in Albany

Creating your own self-guided walk in Albany is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Albany Museums and Galleries Tour

Albany Museums and Galleries Tour

Albany is a city with a variety of cultural places such as museums and galleries. Visits to some of the city's interesting places, like the New York State Museum and Albany Institute of History & Art, should be part of your travel plans. Take our tour to find the best places and learn more about Albany!

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 Km or 3.4 Miles
Albany Introduction Walking Tour

Albany Introduction Walking Tour

Albany is a small city, but with many notably beautiful and interesting places to discover. This tour you will guide you to the most famous places in Albany, where you can learn more about the United States' history, politics, economics, arts and culture.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 Km or 3.7 Miles