Welcome to the Albany Institute of History & Art!

We are committed to the health and safety of our visitors and staff members and continue to work to create a safe, comfortable experience for everyone at the museum.


At this time, all staff and visitors over the age of two are required to wear a mask or face covering while at the museum, even if vaccinated. Free, single-use face masks are available at the Admission Desk if you do not bring one with you.

Timed Tickets

Timed tickets are available for purchase through the museum’s website up to 24 hours in advance of your visit. The museum also welcomes walk-in visitors. Reserve your advance tickets here. Questions? Call us at (518) 463-4478.

During Your Visit

Social distancing is still encouraged—please be aware of other parties during your visit.

Hand sanitizing stations are provided throughout the museum for your convenience. 

The museum continues to conduct enhanced cleaning protocols of public spaces.


If you are not feeling well or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC, have been exposed to anyone with the virus within the last 10 days, or have been advised to self-quarantine within the last 10 days, please visit us another time.

Thank you for following the safety guidelines outlined above. We will continue to monitor and respond to current recommendations and guidelines and will update this information as necessary.