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NY State Museum, Library, reopen after year-long closure

Sam Hesler
Created: May 17, 2021 05:42 PM

ALBANY - After being closed to the public for more than a year, the New York State Museum, Library, and Archives are welcoming visitors again.

About two-dozen families were lined up outside Monday, excited and ready to visit the exhibits.

Behind the scenes, staff members have been busy all year, preparing for this moment.

While they will continue their successful virtual experiences, nothing beats the in-person experience.

As with any pandemic experience, things won't be quite the same. Online reservations are strongly encouraged, some exhibits like

Discovery Place and the carousel are closed, and the museum will only be open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, the plan is to increase hours and capacity this summer.

Learn about some of the changes to exhibits over the past year by watching the video of Sam Hesler's story.

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