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New York State Museum

Cause Area

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Environment


Cultural Education CenterAlbany, NY 12230 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The New York State Museum is a major research and educational institution. It is dedicated to promoting inquiry and advancing knowledge in the fields of geology, biology, anthropology, and history, through the investigation of material evidence germane to New York State's past, present and future. The Museum shares this knowledge through exhibits and other means with wide and diverse audiences. It encourages these audiences to take delight in learning by participating in the discovery process central to its work. Vission Statement: "Provide leadership in the translation, interpretation and explanation of the history and evolution of New York State's land and inhabitants so as to create excitement in discovery and learning"


The NYS Museum offers many exciting volunteer opportunities working with the public, behind the scenes in research or directly with children in our award winning after school program. Depending on your interests, skills and availability, a rewarding volunteer experience is waiting for you.

For more opportunities please visit http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/volunteer


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