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

May 25 through October 14, 2018, 10am – 5pm


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 hot and cold dishes, snacks, and beverages.

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.


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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(We are currently printing a new guide for the opening of the new season. Please check back! )


  • Congratulations to all of the recent graduates. May all of your hard work lead you to unforgettable experiences.

Photo by Seneca Ray Stoddard, “West Point. Drawing Academy.” 1889
  • Summer is officially here, with the summer solstice- the longest day of the year! Make your summer memories at the ADKX.
  • Find locally produced arts, crafts, jewelry, home goods, food, and more at our annual Made in the Adirondack North Country Fair! Join us in the heart of the Adirondacks on Saturday, July 21.
  • Experience the adventure. Climb Whiteface Firetower this summer at #theADKX!
  • “Climb the mountain so you can see the world; not so the world can see you.” 📷 @i_need_mountains
The “tide” rolls in during an undercast sunrise from Hurricane Mountain.
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  • Celebrate Father’s Day by bringing your Dad to the ADKX! Open daily 10am - 5pm.
  • Experience boats and boating in the Adirondacks! There’s a long history of the use of boats as leisure and as a means of transportation. Over 50 guideboats and canoes are on display each year. Come check it out!
  • Born on this day in 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Shown is a transparency slide of her residence in Mandarin, FL, taken between 1890 and 1900. Stowe is the author of the famous, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”.
  • Wildlife Wednesday!

Postcard by Pete Turner from between 1950 and 1970 captioned, "This cub bear didn't like the idea of having his picture taken so he scampered up the tree. Central Adirondack Mts., New York."

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