St. George Walking Tour

Jr. Science Club: Build a Dome Home

Midweek Bird Walk: Mt. Loretto Unique Area

Teens Take the Met!

Midweek Bird Walk: Bucks Hallow

NatureFest 2015

Midweek Bird Walk: West Shore

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Jr. Science Club: Bridging the Gap

Midweek Bird Walk: Mt. Loretto Unique Area

Artist’s Talk: Michael Falco’s Pinhole to the Civil War

Big Day Bird Count

Taking Flight: 2015 Spring Gala

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

The Civil War Pinhole Project: Photographs by Michael Falco

Soarin’ Over Staten Island

Digging for Gold: Poetry from the Archives

Make Your Own Pinhole Camera Workshop

Jr. Science Club: Make the Connection

Spring Bird and Wildflower Walk

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park

Outdoor Adventures: Snug Harbor

Group Rates

Group Rates

Booking A Self-Guided Experience for your Camp Group? 

Group Rates are available. Group Rates apply throughout the year during all of the Museum’s operating hours including Sneak Peek Tuesdays.

Group Chaperones:  $4.00 each          Campers:  $1.00 each

Reservations are required for all group visits of 10 or more people and should be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit.

Contact Visitor Services at 718.727.1135 to book your reservation today!

Groups arriving without reservations may not be accommodated due to scheduling conflicts. 
Confirmed reservations ensure that visiting groups can be safely and comfortably accommodated.

The Civil War Pinhole Project: Photographs by Michael Falco




Limited-Time Offer

Become a Founding Member to enjoy special  benefits related to the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor. This two-year membership program is a great way to invest in the new Museum. A portion of your dues will be directed towards our capital campaign. There has never been a better time to become a Staten Island Museum member. Join now and help us preserve and present the best of Staten Island for generations to come.

All FOUNDING members receive the following benefits:

  Valid membership for 2 years

  Limited edition FOUNDING member card

  $50 of your membership will be directed to support our capital campaign 

  Free admission to select events related to the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor

They also include all of the perks associated with your selected membership level:

  Free Museum admission, year-round!

  10% Discount in the Museum Store

  Reduced Rates for Museum Programs

*New Benefit: Reciprocal membership to 20 New York State Museums (click here for full list).

To find out how you can sustain your membership with monthly payments, contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119.

  • FOUNDING Individual ($175)


    Members receive the above benefits for the individual membership holder and a one time use family pass for Museum admission.

  • FOUNDING Family & Friends ($225)


    Members receive the individual benefits extended for 2 adults and up to 4 children (under 18) who reside in the same household and 2 one time use family passes for Museum admission.

  • FOUNDING Explore ($375) Formerly Collector's Club


    Members receive Family & Friend benefits plus 3 complimentary research visits to the History Archives and 4 one time use family passes for Museum admission.

  • FOUNDING Experience ($675) Formerly Connoisseur's Club


    Members receive Explore Membership benefits plus a choice of Museum literature, 6 complimentary research visits to the History Archives, and 4 one time use family passes for Museum admission.

  • FOUNDING Engage ($1,300) Formerly Curator's Circle


    Members receive Experience Membership benefits plus a gift basket from the Museum store, a 15% discount on Museum rental space, 6 complimentary research visits to the History Archives, and 10 one time use family passes for Museum admission.

  • FOUNDING Excel ($2,500) Formerly President's Circle


    Members receive Engage Membership benefits plus a guest lecture by a Museum curator at the venue of your choice and a behind the scenes tour of the Museum's new home on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center.


Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Raffle and Auction Donations

Raffle and Auction Donations

The Staten Island Museum is proud to have the support of the Staten Island community and the following businesses who generously donated fabulous items for the Gala's raffle and/or silent auction. 




Jr. Science Club: Beat Gravity

Lunch and Learn: Betty Bressi & Edith Susskind

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Header Social Nav

Curator’s Talk: Betty Bressi & Edith Susskind

Midweek Bird Walk: South Beach/Fort Wadsworth

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Jr. Science Club: The Art of Science

Outdoor Adventures: Conference House Park

The Kwanza Lady’s Return

Outdoor Adventures: Clove Lakes Park


Hours & Admission

Hours & Admission

Museum Hours

Monday - Friday: 11am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

The Museum is closed on National Holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Galleries are cleared fifteen minutes before the Museum closes.


Recommended Admission

Adults: $5.00
Students: $3.00 (Current I.D. required. International student I.D. accepted.)
Seniors: $3.00 (65 and above I.D. Required)
Children 12 And Under: FREE

Free admission to all military personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The Museum accepts: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
The Museum does not accept bills over $20.00. Please use smaller denominations.

The Staten Island Museum does not have a café.


History Center Hours

Tuesday - Saturday: 1pm - 4pm
Sunday and Monday: Closed
Admission: FREE


History Archive & Library Research Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10am to 4pm by appointment.
Call 718.727.1135 x122 or email to schedule an appointment.

Betty’s Typewriter Love: A Second Saturday Event

Home (dev)

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek

Opening Reception for Betty Bressi Retrospective and Kaleidoscopic Porcelain

People’s State of the Union Story Circle Day

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Behind the Scenes: Developing an Exhibition at the Staten Island Museum

Intolerance: The Civil War Draft Riots on Staten Island

Jr. Science Club: Automata Toy Workshop

Spring Gala 2015

Spring Gala 2015

Staten Island Museum Spring Gala

Saturday, May 9, 2015
6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Hilton's Above Ballroom
1100 South Avenue, Staten Island

View the photo gallery from Taking Flight! 

$225/$200 for Founding Members
Tables (of 12): $2,375/$2,115 Founding Members

Celebrate the Staten Island Museum and honor Elizabeth Egbert's legacy at this year's Spring Gala. Be a part of the final celebration before the Museum takes flight onto its next endeavor, the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor. Save the date for dinner, dancing, and cocktails.

For sponsorship information, contact Samantha Floyd at 718.483.7119.

This year's gala is supported in part by: Wolf-Collins Wealth Management, BCB Community Bank, Ironstate DevelopmentNew York Wheel LLC, Ingrid Michaelson, Victory State Bank, and Mannix Family ShopRites.

Beer generously donated by Flagship Brewery. Wine generously donated by Savorian Wines

There will be a raffle and a silent auction at the Gala, click here for a list of businesses who generously donated fantastic prizes! 

Detail: Hummingbird and Fuchsia
Toshi Yoshida (1911-1995)
Woodblock print, 1971
Gift of the Museum Guild, INV-210
Image by Amesse Photography

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Betty Bressi Retrospective and Kaleidoscopic Porcelain to open in January at Staten Island Museum

Christmas Bird Count

Jr. Science Club: So Long Cicadas

Staten Island Stories with the Five Boro Story Project

Museum Guild on the Road to Longwood Gardens

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

New Brighton Holiday Stroll

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

Museum Guild on the Road to Longwood Gardens

Museum Guild on the Road to Longwood Gardens

Friday, December 12, 2014

Join the Staten Island Museum Guild on a visit to Pennsylvania’s Longwood Gardens.

Guests will explore bird-inspired displays at A Longwood Christmas, learn the Longwood Story in a guided tour, enjoy a plated lunch in the Terrace Restaurant, and finally take in the holiday lights before returning home in the comfort of a private coach bus.

10:30am Departure from the Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
2:30pm Guided “The Longwood Story” Tour
4:00pm Plated Yuletide Luncheon at the Terrace Restaurant
6:00pm Return departure from Longwood Gardens

Tickets: $125 per person *tax deductible portion of ticket $30.00

Transportation to and from the Garden by private coach
Garden talk on the bus by Island horticulture expert
Goodie bags and a “door prize”!

To register, contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119


New Brighton Holiday Stroll

New Brighton Holiday Stroll

Saturday, December 6, 2014


Staten Island Museum History Center 10:00am– 4:00pm
Holiday Art & Crafts Sale

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
The Museum Store will be offering 10% off all of their regularly stocked merchandise (books, ornaments, magnets, scarfs, and more) alongside the day’s featured artists.
Featured Artists: Marcella Desio (Stained Glass), Keith Jacobsen (essential oils), Richard Xuereb (woodworking), Barnett Shepherd (Book - Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs 1679-1900), Robert Padovano (Paintings), and Elena Bass (jewelry).

Barnett Shepherd will be signing books betweeen 12pm and 3pm.

Christ Church New Brighton 8:30am– 4:00pm
St. Nicholas Fair

76 Franklin Avenue
Enjoy vendors, raffles, baked goods, hand-made items, holiday wreaths, and more!

Unitarian Church of Staten Island 10:00am– 4:00pm
162nd Jolly Holly Fair and 15th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Sale

15th Annual Fine Art & Crafts Gift Sale in the Church Sanctuary
312 Fillmore Street
The work of this Staten Island-based group of artists will include handmade objects that are usable, wearable, displayable, givable and above all, affordable - from local Staten Island Artists who have been associated with the Unitarian Church since 1999.

Featured Artists: Florence Barry, Rose Duffy, Diane Matyas, Randall Mooers, Vivienne Mooers-Huang, Bill Murphy, Donna Pagano, Janice Patrignani, Andrea Phillips, Patricia Salmon, Joanne Shulman, and Marc Zimetbaum.
The 162nd Jolly Holly Fair is brought to the North Shore community through the labor, donations and enthusiastic participation of the congregation at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island.  Perennial favorites will include the Gourmet Delights booth offering home-baked Christmas goodies, the Boutique which displays an abundance of gently used items just waiting for new owners, handcrafted gifts, White Elephants, raffles and 50/50. Breakfast and lunch will be available, and Santa Claus is scheduled to make a surprise appearance!

CPG Gallery 11:00am– 8:00pm (Opening Reception at 5:00pm)
Holiday Show and Sale

814 Richmond Terrace, entrance on Tysen Street
Creative Photographers Guild is the premier photography gallery on Staten Island, and is dedicated to innovation in photography.

CPG Members are:
Willie Chu, Joyce Coletti, Connie Frisch-Cherniak, Robin George, Robert Haber, Marilyn Kiss, Ken Martin, Gail Middleton, Paul Nueckel, George Roos, Virginia Ross, Joan Velazquez, Fritz (Steven) Weiss, and Richard Xuereb.

Noble Maritime Collection 11:00am– 6:00pm
Culture Shop

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg D
The Noble Maritime Collection will host its annual Culture Shop holiday fair featuring the work of a variety of artists and craftspeople. Visitors will be able to purchase handmade items from the following.
Featured Artists: Beady Ida (Alana Gilkeson), Elle Finn, Sarah Yuster, Tottenville Soap, Laura Del Prete, Cheryl Siracusa, Linda Rossi, Karen McNamara, Denise Mumm, Ann Marie McDonnell, Susan Grabel, Tina Bliss, Irma Bohorquez-Geisler, Miriam Garber, Verna Lauria, Leslie Burke, Linda Klein, Heidi’s Homemade, Rock Candy (Lisa Marmo), Kathleen Ruoti, and more tba.

Art Lab 11:00am– 5:00pm
Holiday Art & Craft Fair

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
Items for sale include: paintings, collages, jewelry, t-shirts, scarves, hats, ceramics, greeting cards, and more! All artists are local and most are art lab teaching artists. Great holiday gifts and one of a kind finds for your own collection!
Exhibiting Vendors include: 
Michele Guttenberg, Gustavo Galvan, Zoe Tirado, Malissa Priebe, Jeanne Tepper, Ingrid Alvarez, Maria Ruggiano-Alekseev, Debbie Indyke, Kira Yustak, Steve Worth and more tba.

Snug Harbor Studio Artists 12:00pm– 4:00pm
Open Studios

at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Bldg H
Studio Artists: 
Ann Marie McDonnell, Craig Manister, Elizabeth Sollazzo, Erin Butler, Joyce Goldstein, Linda Butti, MaggieRose , Martha Trivizas, Patrizia Vignola, Robert Giunta, Sharon Wasserstein, and Mary Campbell.


Jr. Science Club: Healthy Snack Bars

Ed Johnson’s Retirement Party

Midweek Bird Walk: Silver Lake Park

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration

In Your Neighborhood - Fox5News



YOUR BID SUPPORTS: Staten Island Museum

Click Charity Buzz Logo below to bid:

Bid now on 2 tickets to a taping of SNL during the 2014-2015 season and meet co-anchor of "Weekend Update", Colin Jost.

Colin Jost returns to “SNL” as co-anchor of "Weekend Update” alongside new co-host Michael Che. Following the tradition of former head writers Tina Fey and Seth Meyers, Jost joined “Weekend Update” last season having been head writer at “SNL” since 2012 and a staff writer since 2005.

Jost has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his work on “SNL.” He also wrote and starred in the upcoming Paramount film "Staten Island Summer," based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York.

Jost is a Staten Island native, and is currently living in New York City. 

Colin’s father, Mr. Daniel Jost is a long-time supporter, and one of the newest members of the Board of Trustees of the Staten Island Museum.

Bid now on 2 tickets to see a live taping of SNL and meet Colin Jost backstage!

Donated By: Colin Jost

Midweek Bird Walk: Conference House Park

Jr. Science Club: Muscles and Bones

Beer and the Boat

Midweek Bird Walk: Moses Mountain

Walking Tour of St. George: Open House NY

Midweek Bird Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area

Beer and the Boat

Beer and the Boat

Beer Talk, Tasting & Staten Island Ferry Book Signing

$20.00/person admission. 21 and over, please.

Book available to purchase for $21.99.
(Museum members receive a 15% discount on book purchases!)

What could be more Staten Island? A casual night tasting local beer with the Flagship Brewery Crew and a book talk with signing of Images Of America: STATEN ISLAND FERRY, Arcadia Publishing.

Captain James C. DeSimone, NYC DOT Ferry Division, who penned the foreword, will be our special guest.

Tickets available at the door.

Jr. Science Club:H2O

Midweek Bird Walk: Wolfe’s Pond Park

64th Annual Fence Show and Musical Chairs Open Air Music Festival

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

Thank you for your donation

Elizabeth Egbert

Elizabeth Egbert

[Staten Island, NY - August 31, 2014] Elizabeth Egbert, a noted artist, sculptor and community activist, whose leadership of the Staten Island Museum for the for the past 12 years transformed the Museum into one of New York City’s most engaging cultural entities, died Saturday afternoon, surrounded by her loving family, after a courageous battle with multiple myeloma.

Museum Chair, Ralph Branca, shares this message: “The passion that Elizabeth had when she discussed the Staten Island Museum was unbounded. She had a mind for the business aspects of her job but it was clear that she had the soul of an artist. Only her family, her son, daughter, husband and sisters were more important. She was a bright light in our community and she will be sorely missed.”

Ms. Egbert is survived by her husband of 37 years, the composer Carl Michaelson, her son Charles Michaelson, daughter in law Lauren Moss, daughter and singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and son in law Greg Laswell, along with her three sisters, Louise Egbert Johnson, Diane Egbert Anderson and Margaret Egbert, brothers-in-law Roger Johnson and John Anderson, cousins, nieces and nephews.

The family requests in lieu of gifts, that memorial donations may be made in honor of Ms. Egbert’s life and legacy to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation in her name or the Staten Island Museum and marked for the capital campaign. To make the most of your contribution to the Staten Island Museum, please put “Capital – NEH Challenge” in the subject line. It will activate a match from the National Endowment for the Humanities, a prestigious award in which Elizabeth was extremely proud.

To make a contribution to the Staten Island Museum's capital campaign in honor of Elizabeth Egbert, click the button below.



Read Elizabeth Egbert's full obituary here

Speaker's Remarks from Elizabeth Egbert's Memorial Tribute
Sunday, September 21, 2014

DCA Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl
Council Member Deborah Rose, remarks presented by Legislative and Budget Director Edwina Frances Martin, Esq.
Betsy Dubovsky, Executive Director, The Staten Island Foundation
Henry A. Salmon, former Chairman of the Board, Trustee, Staten Island Museum
Anne Alexander Marshall, Foundation and Nonprofit Executive
Diane Matyas, VP of Exhibitions & Programs, Staten Island Museum
Cheryl Adolph, Interim President & CEO, Staten Island Museum
Ingrid Michaelson, daughter of Elizabeth Egbert



Test Program

Jr. Science Club:Flight

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration 2014

Verrazano Bridge 50th Anniversary Celebration 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

South Fin Grill
300 Father Cappodano Boulevard, Staten Island, NY

$120/$100 for Museum Members

Celebrating 50 Years of the Verrazano Bridge
Interviews with notable Islanders with personal stories of the Verrazano Bridge

Produced by the Students of Staten Island Tech - Team Tech

Watch full interviews by clicking the links below:

Charles LaGanga


View Invitation Here

Celebrate the golden anniversary of the iconic Verrazano-Narrows Bridge! The Staten Island Museum invites you to enjoy an exhibit, receive commemorative keepsakes, and share delicious food and cocktails with friends, all with unparalleled views of the Verrazano Bridge. Guests will be treated to hot and cold passed hor d'oeuvres, Mediterranean variety station, pasta, carving and, garden stations, commemorative postcards with special Verrazano-Narrows Bridge USPS cancelation stamp, AF Bennett gift bags and more! 

RSVP requested.

Contact Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119 for more information and sponsorship opportunities.

Click here to download response card. 

Five Boro Story Project Presents Story Circle: Summers on Staten Island

Second Saturday Summer Series: World Fun Party

Midweek Bird Walk: Great Kills Park

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Mid-week Bird Walk: Great Kills

National Moth Night: Into the Woods!

Jr. Science Club:Insects

Fantastique! Wine & Cheese Tasting

Looking Closely: Microscopic Adventures

Fantastique! [SOLD OUT]

Fantastique! [SOLD OUT]


A celebration of French wine, food, and music.

Friday, July 11, 2014
Private home, Staten Island, NY

$60/ $50 for Museum Members

Join us at this festive event hosted by the Staten Island Museum Guild to celebrate all things French! Enjoy Enchanting panoramic harbor views from a superb hillside home. Address disclosed upon response. 

Deb McCole, wine authority par excellence, will be your guide in combining a selection of French wines & cheeses into the pairings of your dreams.

Space is limited, advanced reservations required by July 2, 2014.

RSVP to Amanda Straniere at 718.483.7119.

Jr. Science Club:Reptiles

NatureFest 2014

Girl Scout Day!

Midweek Bird Walk: Bucks Hallow