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Albany Area Museums and Planetariums On A Cold and Miserable Day

 

I know what you’re thinking – It’s 80 degrees outside, but with October ready to begin, you know that it will be getting chilly very soon. It’ll be the time of year when we start to get limited to mostly indoor activities. You may be looking for stuff to do with the kids.

Something that will still get you out of the house and have some fun is head to a museum and planetarium. We have a few in the Albany area so it’s not like you have to travel far. They may charge a small fee or donation, so it might be a good idea to call ahead, plus you can check on the hours that they’re open.

Albany Institute if History and Art

Albany Institute of History And Art
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The Albany Institute if History and Art has plenty of stuff for kids to do and you can check their calendar of events.

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology

Children’s Museum of Science and Technology - Goggle Maps

With all the high tech things we have, the Children’s Museum of Science and Technology is a great place to let the kids get a look into their future. I wish they had this when I was a kid. They can even do a tv weather forecast.

Henry Hudson Planetarium

Henry Hudson Planetarium
Henry Hudson Planetarium - Google Maps

Located in the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, the Henry Hudson Planetarium had some interactive programs, plus you can check out their public astronomy programs. They also have the NASA Space Place, made especially for elementary school children

New York State Museum

NYS Museum
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I think almost everyone has been to the New York State Museum. They have plenty of local and New York State historical stuff.

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium

Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium
Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium - Google Maps

This is probably my favorite. The Schenectady Museum and Suits-Bueche Planetarium has some great technical history from the Albany area and great planetarium shows.

What is you favorite Albany area museum or planetarium?

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