222 Madison Ave, Cultural Education Center of the Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12202
"NY State Museum"
The only museum I liked as a kid growing up. The children's section is incredibly thorough and engaging with lots of activities. I loved the dinosaur exhibit as a kid, and the bites of old New York history like the fire truck and a subway train car and such. This is a good-sized, fun museum to bring anyone visiting Albany to see. It's fun to go by yourself and revisit your favorite exhibits! It's free to get into, and the museum encompasses all the fun facts and history about NY-- the prehistoric geography of the state , the rocks commonly found here, the Native American histories, the post-colonial industries, the animals of NY, and the growth of NY's urban environments are all included in this fun little place! Stop by here, grab a bite to eat for lunch at some of the great places nearby, and you have a fun, low-stress afternoon!