Timed Tickets

Timed tickets are strongly encouraged at this time and may be reserved here.

While the museum will accept walk-in visitors and cash payments, our Visitor Services team will closely monitor the number of guests in the museum at one time to ensure we are at less than 25% of our typical capacity and may ask walk-in guests to wait or return on another day.

Admission Fees

Members: Free

Adults: $10
Seniors (62+): $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 (with ID/card):
AAA: $2 off 
Healthcare worker: $2 off 
Veteran: $2 off 
Museums for All: Free admission for SNAP EBT and WIC cardholders (up to 4 people per card)

Blue Star Museums

The Abany Institute of History & Art is a Blue Star Museum. Although the program has been suspended at the national level, we will continue to 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 evening hours and 1st Friday Albany hours are temporarily suspended.

Free Admission Days

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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. Cardholders are asked to reserve timed tickets through our online reservation system and present their card at the Admission Desk the day of their visit. Learn more here: Museums on Us®

Museums for All

The Albany Institute is pleased to be part of the Museums for All program. The Albany Institute offers free admission for SNAP EBT and WIC cardholders (up to four people per card). This program is available during regular operating hours.