Educational Programs for Formal and Informal Learning Experiences

At this time, the museum is hosting both virtual and in-person programming. Click on the event titles to learn more.

The Education Department connects our community to our collections and exhibitions by providing lifelong-learning opportunities.

We develop programs for school children and their teachers that provide formal learning experiences to support curricula.

We also offer a full range of exciting and engaging informal learning programs that help people of all ages connect to arts and culture and to each other.


Upcoming Events

10:00am–5:00pm Join us for a special "free" day on Wednesday, June 19 in honor of Juneteenth! As we celebrate this important holiday, we invite you to join us for an exciting musical performance by the talented duo Lucia and Levi. They will be showcasing jazz and blues songs written by black artists, promising a soulful and uplifting experience. If the weather permits, grab a chair, blanket, and a picnic to enjoy on our front lawn while listening to the beautiful melodies. We are grateful to M&T Bank for sponsoring this generous free admission day. Our doors will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm with music starting at noon.

The Albany Institute is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Albany Musicians Association for another exciting season of the beloved lawn concert series at AIHA  

9:00am–6:30pm A Day in Old New England   Join us for this special day trip by motorcoach to Historic Deerfield (Massachusetts)! We’ll visit an authentic 18th-century New England setting and experience one of the best-preserved villages and rural landscapes in North America.

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.

5:00pm–7:00pm   Albany Institute is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Albany Musicians Association for another exciting season of the beloved lawn concert series at AIHA    

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.

5:00pm–7:00pm The Albany Institute is thrilled to announce our partnership with the Albany Musicians Association for another exciting season of the beloved lawn concert series at AIHA  

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.

Museums on Us®   For the past 25 years, Bank of America has offered our cardholders free general admission - during the first full weekend of every month - to more than 225 cultural institutions in cities across the United States. Museums on Us is available to Bank of America, Merrill or Bank of America Private Bank (U.S. Trust) credit or debit cardholders. Please review eligibility and terms before your visit. Adjusted Museums on Us admission procedures, if applicable, can be found by locating and selecting a partner name on our Museums on Us map. The information posted here will be updated on an ongoing basis. Select a participating museum from the list below to review our partner’s current safety protocols and operating hours.