The New York State Museum

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A 10-minute walk from the Capitol, across the 98-acre white-marbled expanse of the Empire State Plaza, is an even more ambitious repository of New York’s artifacts and archives. A center of art, science, and history, the New York State Museum is dedicated to exploring the human and natural history of the state. Spend hours in towering exhibition halls, and make sure not to miss the collection of antique fire trucks and subways, the dioramas of New York birds, an eons-old mastodon and more!

http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/

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