Current Exhibitions

Currently On View 

  • Cicada from the WTD Collection

    They're Baaack! Return of the 17-year Cicadas

    February 15, 2013 - January 2015

    See numerous cicada specimens from the Museum’s extensive collection, sculpture inspired by the Cicada, new work by syndicated cartoonist Taylor Jones, a timeline of past emergences linked to historic events, a time-lapse video of emerging cicadas, a hands on video microscope, a Google map showing where cicadas are emerging, big-bug sci-fi fun, unusual Cicada ephemera and facts from around the globe, activities for kids and more.

    Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place

    Read all about it in AWE Magazine, check out family day picture in Time Out NY Kids, and view a clip on NY1.

    CICADA Citizen Science Projects: Please visit our blog site for more information about helping gather data about the Cicada Brood II emergance,  Visit blog site.

    2013 Cicada Movie Festival  Friday, October 11,7pm - 9pm
    Calling all filmmakers!!!  The museum is hosting a cicada movie festival in conjunction with the exhibit.  The movie categories are Cicada Monster Movie Homage, Cicada Drama or Comedy, and Cicada Documentary.

    For even more Cicada information, check out these and

    The Wall Street Journal has an article, "Q&A: What City Dwellers Need to Know About Cicadas".

    Check out some Cicada Poems for your pocket! 


    Supported in part by:

    Capital One Bank, Deutsche Bank, Time Warner Cable and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.









  • View from Richmond Road, Isaac Almstaedt

    Staten Island Scenery:
    Views before 1900

    August 10, 2013 - TBD

    Photographs and prints from the Museum's History Archive. Curated by Barnett Shepherd in conjunction with his new book Staten Island Scenery: Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, 1867-1900.

    Location: Staten Island Museum History Center, Building H, Snug Harbor Campus, 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301



  • Snowbound, Charles R. Knight

    Charles R. Knight Visits the Museum
    Snowbound & Selected Sea Creature Drawings

    October 14, 2012 - TBD

    From the Collection of Rhoda Knight Kalt, granddaughter of the most famous of Natural Science Artists.

    Location: Staten Island Museum, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301




  • The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation  by Brandon Ballengée

    The Love Motel for Insects: MAGICICADA Staten Island Variation

    Now on view

    Magicicada is a site specific light sculpture in the shape of a huge cicada. Award winning eco-artist, Brandon Ballengée's latest art work's glow attracts both insects and humans who are then able to view the strange but beautiful world of insects. Expect to spend summer nights in the courtyard of the Museum. Click here for more information from the artist. 

    Location: Staten Island Museum Courtyard, 75 Stuyvesant Place, SI, NY 10301

    Supported in part by 

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