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 through Labor Day. Learn more on the Blue Star Museums' website.

Discounted & Free Admission Opportunities

Evenings at the Institute

Thursday nights from 5—8PM offer discounted admission at $5 per person.

Free Admission Days

  • Monday, October 14 from 10AM—5PM | Free admission courtesy M&T Bank
  • Monday, November 11 from 10AM—5PM | Free admission courtesy M&T Bank

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

Museums on Us®

Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders receive free admission to the Albany Institute of History & Art on the first full weekend of each month as part of the Museums on Us® program. Learn more here: Museums on Us®