The Adirondack Museum
Open Memorial Day weekend to mid-October, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Twenty-two indoor and outdoor exhibit areas tell the story of how people lived, worked, traveled and played in the Adirondacks from the early 1800s. Family activities include a toy boat workshop, rowing on the pond and children’s activities, Blue Mountain Lake. Phone: 352-7311. Website: www.adkmuseum.org.
Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center
Features the Henry Hudson Planetarium. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. 25 Quackenbush Square, Corner of Broadway and Clinton Avenue, Albany. Phone: 434-0405.
Albany Institute of History and Art
Open Wednesday to Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Exhibits (including the famous Albany mummies) and programming for all ages. Adults $7; seniors and students $5; children, ages 6-12 $3; and children ages 5 and younger free. Corner of Washington Avenue and Dove Street, Albany. Phone: 463-4478. Website: www.albanyinstitute.org.
Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center
Provides interactive exhibits and activities that explore the preserve’s geologic and cultural significance, located at 195 New Karner Road. Open year round, Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. Phone: 456-0655. Website: www.albanypinebush.org.
American Museum of Fire Fighting
Featuring exhibits and interactive activities for children. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Adults: $5, children: $2 (age 5 and older), family: $10 (2 adults and 2 children), and children under age 5: Free, 125 Harry Howard St., Hudson. Phone: 822-1875. Website: www.fasnyfiremuseum.com.
The Arts Center
Rotating exhibitions and classes. Open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River St., Troy, Phone: 273-0552. Website: www.artscenteronline.org.
The Children’s Museum