Visitor Information

Family. Friendly. Fun.

With 121 sprawling acres and over two dozen buildings and exhibition spaces to explore, you can count on your Adirondack Experience visit to be just that: an experience that’s action-packed, entertaining, educational, and fun for the entire family. From feeding trout, to bird watching, to interacting with craftsmen as they ply their trades, to strolling gallery after gallery of Adirondack art, photography, furniture, tools, cabins, boats and more, the Adirondack Experience has something for everyone.

“A great way to experience the lure of the Adirondacks.” – Trip Advisor

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Admission to the Adirondack Experience includes full access to our entire campus and exhibition spaces, including our new 19,000-square-foot Life in the Adirondacks exhibition. This new exhibition serves as the starting point for your visit, and will provide an unforgettable experience of the entire region.

 The museum will reopen on Friday, May 25, 2018


Adults (18-64)$20
Seniors (65 and over)$18
Student with Valid ID$12
Youth (6-17)$12
Children (5 and under)Free
Active Military PersonnelFree

All admissions are valid for a second visit within a one-week period. Free admission to year-round Adirondack Park residents on 2nd and 4th Sundays.

Lake View Café

Take a break from exploring the grounds and enjoy a spectacular panorama of Blue Mountain Lake. The Lake View Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and offers a full menu prepared by WELL DRESSED FOOD of hot and cold dishes, snacks, and beverages, including beer and wine.

Picnic Areas

Visitors who wish to experience lunch in the great outdoors can take advantage of the Picnic Areas scattered across the grounds that can accommodate group and individual picnics. Each area includes trash receptacles and recycling centers, which all visitors are encouraged to use to help keep our campus pristine.


We make every effort to ensure that all visitors have a satisfying visit. Wheelchairs, wheeled walkers, strollers, hearing-assist devices (auditorium only), and transcripts are available; electric scooters are available for rent.


Dogs and all other animals are not permitted on the museum grounds. We value all our visitors with disabilities and service animals are welcomed with proper documentation.


Free Wi-Fi service is available in most areas throughout the campus during our open season.

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All the info you need to enjoy the Adirondack Experience and receive $2.00 off admission!


  • Watercolor painting, “Mcintyre Iron Works” by Herbert S. Kates, 1935. In the 1900s Kates and his brother left their native New York City for the mountains where they documented - in pen and ink, photograph, moving picture, and journal entries - their adventures climbing the Adirondack Mountains.
  • We had a great season with all of you who came to see us this summer. Thank you from all of us at the ADKX for visiting. We can’t wait to see you in Spring 2018!
  • Happy Friday! Our doors close for the season on Tuesday, Oct. 10th, AND we’re having our last ADK Park-Resident Free Day this Sunday, Oct. 8th. Come by & experience the adventure with us before we close!
  • It’s our last weekend open and what a great season it’s been! We’re already reminiscing about the great times we had at #theADKX this summer. What did you like most about your visit with us this year? Leave a comment and let us know!
  • We’re closing October 10th but the ADKX online shop is open year-round! With uniquely Adirondack products, there are plenty of gifts for everyone to enjoy.
  • Can you name this man? Here's a hint: He's an #adirondack legend who was one of the area's first guides that helped build many High Peaks trails that are still in use today.

This photo is from our Adirondack Scenery Glass Projector Slides Collection and was taken by Orson Schofield Phelps between 1890 and 1900.
  • "You can't fall if you don't climb, but there's no joy in spending your whole life on the ground." @labbenchestomountainledges Thank you for letting us feature this post on our page!
  • Happy Friday! Go out and experience the beauty in our Adirondack home this weekend.
  • We know we still have time, but we're starting to dream of winter and what our Adirondack backyards will look like covered in snow. What are you looking forward to this winter?

This print is by Amy Jones.

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