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

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day: Monday, January 21, 2019 from 10AM—5PM courtesy of M&T Bank
  • Presidents' Day: Monday, February 18, 2019 from 10AM—5PM courtesy of M&T Bank

Please check the calendar page for more dates and listings.

Free Admission to Furloughed Federal Employees

The Albany Institute is offering free admission to furloughed federal employees during the length of the government shutdown. Employees need to show a valid government issued ID at the admission desk to receive free admission for themselves and up to three guests.

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.