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 29 through Labor Day, September 4, 2017. Learn more on the Blue Star Museums' website.

Free Days

Free Admission Days

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 15 | 10AM-5PM
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 19 | 10AM-5PM

The museum is open for many Federal holidays for free due to generous corporate sponsorships.  

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 5 PM until 8 PM, on the first Friday of every month.  During these three hours admission is free.