Sundays Will Be Fun Days At NY State Museum


The New York State Museum in Albany said today it will reopen on Sundays starting Sept. 16 after budget cuts forced the museum to close on Sundays. It will instead be closed on Mondays.

The museum will be open to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday, except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.

A major exhibition on New York in the Civil War will open to the public on Sept. 19. The museum is part of the Empire State Plaza, which is adjacent to the state Capitol.

“The Museum is a great public resource and a great public treasure,” said John King, the state’s education commissioner, whose office oversees the museum. “Our goal is to make that resource as available as possible. Sunday has always been one of the most popular days for families and tourists to visit the museum. Fiscal reality forces us to close the Museum one day a week, but it shouldn’t be one of the Museum’s busiest days. It’s time to welcome New Yorkers back into their Museum on Sundays.”

The Monday closure of the museum won’t affect the State Archives and State Library, which are also in the Cultural Education Center. They will remain open on Mondays.
The state museum was established in 1836. It’s located on Madison Avenue. Admission is free.


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  1. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    What about The House of God? Sunday is to go to Church too! Although, a few People who go to ” their Churches on Friday” shut down an entire Town in Rockland County. I was just ” curious like Rats” if this Mesume will remain open on Friday right!

    WORSHIP but Let’s Respect The Christians and Their Church Going Day too! After all! We are a Christian Nation. Lord Jesus Christ is My Prophet too! Exactly, like Prophet Muhammad and Prophet Moses! But, let’s have the decency to Repect The Churches!

    And, that the True Meaning of Freedom of Religion and Worship!

    Amen. In the Name of Lord Jesus Christ.

    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller

  2. HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller on

    I prefer to have ” FUN” on Friday!….. If its ok with …… ( those who want to have Fun on Sundays! )
    HABIBHASAN-An American Storyteller