Admission Fees

Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors: $8
Students: $8 (must present ID)
Children 6–12: $6
Children under 6: Free

Reciprocal Membership Benefits:
American Alliance of Museums (AAM)
Empire State Reciprocal Membership Program
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
North American Reciprocal Museum Program (NARM)

Admission Discounts:
AAA: $2 off
CAA: $1 off
Veterans with ID: $2 off

Blue Star Museums

The Abany Institute of History & Art is a Blue Star Museum. We offer free admission to active military personnel and up to five family members from Memorial Day, May 28 through Labor Day, September 3, 2018. Learn more on the Blue Star Museums' website.

Free Admission Opportunities

Free Admission Days

  • Columbus Day: Monday, October 8, 2018 from 10AM—5PM courtesy of M&T Bank
  • Veterans Day: Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 12PM—5PM Free admission for veterans and military personnel
  • Veterans Day (Observed): Monday, November 12, 2018 from 10AM—5PM courtesy of M&T Bank
  • Senior Day at the Institute: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 10AM—3PM courtesy Teal Wealth Management
  • Home for the Holidays Free Admission Weekend courtesy of Omni Development Company, Inc; Times Union; Capital Wine
    • Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10AM—5PM 
    • Saturday, November 24, 2018 from 10AM—5PM
    • Sunday, November 25, 2018 from 12PM—5PM

Please check the calendar page for more dates and listings.

Evenings at the Institute

The Albany Institute is open for FREE on Thursday nights from 5PM-8PM.

1st Fridays

As part of the arts walk that showcases the thriving and lively art scene in downtown Albany, the Albany Institute is open for extended hours, from 5PM until 8PM, on the first Friday of every month.  During these three hours admission is free.