Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show is this weekend! Feb 23-24 in Albany!

Gem, Mineral, Fossil Show is this weekend! Feb 23-24 in Albany!

Fossil Show
Fossil Show

26th Annual James Campbell Memorial Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Show and Sale
Saturday, February 23, to Sunday, February 24, 2019
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Admission Fee: $5*/Adult. Cash only *Children ages 12 and under free
Vendors from throughout the Northeast display and sell gems, jewelry, minerals, lapidary equipment, fossils, and much more on the 4th-floor terrace gallery. This event is co-sponsored by the Capital District Mineral Club and the New York Academy of Mineralogy. All proceeds benefit the Museum’s mineral-acquisition fund. For more information, call 518-474-5877.

Museum Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed Mondays
Closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day
Main Lobby Desk: 518-474-5877

Admission to the New York State Museum and its historic Carousel is free. Your generosity plays a vital role in the success of the Museum’s mission. Suggested donation: $5 per individual and $10 per family.

Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both accessed from Madison Avenue. Prior to 10:00 a.m., the weekday parking fee is $10. After 10:00 a.m., the weekday parking fee is $5. Parking is free after 2:00 p.m. and on weekends. An additional paid parking visitor lot is available under the Empire State Plaza Concourse.
More Parking Information (link is external)

The New York State Museum is fully accessible.
The Museum has strollers and wheelchairs for our visitors’ comfort and convenience. Please stop at the Main Lobby Desk or call 518-474-5877.

Discovery Place
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Learn about Discovery Place

Hours of Operation: 10 AM – 4:30 PM, Tuesday – Sunday. Carousel may close periodically for maintenance and special events.
Rides are free. Donations gratefully accepted.

Gift Shop
The New York State Museum Gift Shop is located on the first floor of the Museum and is open during normal Museum hours. Call (518) 449-7860 for more information or visit the Online Gift Shop (link is external).


The New York State Museum serves the lifelong educational needs of New Yorkers and visitors through its collections, exhibitions, scholarship, programs, media and publications in science, history, anthropology, and art. The Museum explores and expresses New York State’s significant natural and cultural diversity, past and present.

About Us

The New York State Museum is a center of art, science, and history dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state. Established in 1836, it is the oldest and largest state museum in the country. From its beginning, the Museum has been home to some of the nation’s leading scientists, including the founders of American paleontology, ethnology, botany and mycology. Its collections rank among the finest in many fields and total more than 16 million scientific specimens and one million cultural objects.

Located at the southern end of the architecturally stunning Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, the New York State Museum welcomes visitors from across the globe and thousands of students each year. Its 100,000 square feet of exhibition space features several new exhibitions per year in addition to long term exhibitions. The Museum also offers a variety of educational public programs for learners of all ages.

The New York State Museum is a program of The University of the State of New York / The State Education Department / Office of Cultural Education.