Adult Tours

The museum galleries have re-opened and in-person group tours are being offered under limited circumstances. Please review the guidelines below to determine whether an in-person or virtual tour would be the best fit for your group! 

 

In-Person Visits

The Albany Institute is happy to offer limited in-person tours for groups under the following conditions. Tours are led by trained museum docents or educators and are offered during regular museums hours, Wednesdays through Sundays. Guided tours must be booked 2 weeks in advance. Please allow at least one hour for your tour.

  1. Groups will be limited to 20 participants per hour program.
  2. Face masks for fully vaccinated individuals are optional, but still welcome and encouraged. Non-vaccinated individuals over 2 years of age are required to wear a face mask at all times while inside the museum.  If a group is made up of students under the age of vaccination eligibility (12), we expect face masks to be worn on the visit, according to CDC and New York State guidelines.

  3. In-person tours may be postponed or shifted to virtual programs in the event of changes to COVID-19 cases in New York State or government guidelines relating to COVID-19 social distancing protocol.

COST: The fee for an in-person guided tour of the Albany Institute is $100 for up to ten people. Additional adults are $10 per person. Museum admission is included in this fee. To make a reservation, please contact Victoria Waldron at waldronv@albanyinstitute.org or 518-463-4478 ext 404.

Virtual Tours

The Albany Institute is continuing to offer virtual group tours for adults. Tours are led by trained museum docents or educators and are offered during regular museums hours, Wednesdays through Sundays. Guided tours must be booked 2 weeks in advance. Please allow at least one hour for your tour. 

COST: The fee for a virtual tour of the Albany Institute is $125 per program. To make a reservation, please contact Victoria Waldron at waldronv@albanyinstitute.org or 518-463-4478 ext 404. 

Please note: Albany Institute member admission discounts and members of the Empire State Museums Reciprocal Program apply to individual admission only and do not apply to guided tour fees. Self-guided groups will be charged regular individual admission.

 

Online events such as performances, lectures, art programs, and more are occuring and details can be found at our virtual Museum at Home!