The Museum is pleased to welcome you to the galleries on weekends! Masks continue to be required when inside the building. Advance tickets are recommended, and all programs remain virtual at this time.

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Women of the Nation Arise!

Staten Islanders in the Fight for Women’s Right to Vote


The Museum is Open!

The Staten Island Museum’s is now open on weekends and we look forward to welcoming you back! We hope to provide a space of comfort while connecting with human expression and exploring art, natural science, and history. Please review our updated visitor safety guidelines and how to purchase advanced tickets.

St. James Hotel (Port Richmond Hotel), Staten Island, c. 1900.
Lunch and Learn

Have you heard about Aaron Burr, Sir?

Lunch and Learn is a new lecture and presentation series that focuses on objects in the Museum’s collection. On May 20, take a closer look at artifacts in the Museum's collection linked to one of the Island's most (in)famous residents, the third Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr.

Events and Programs

New Virtual Programming

From Suffrage to Science and an at home celebration of Earth Day, we have events for everyone. Browse the Museum's upcoming programs and events for the whole family.

Upcoming Exhibition

Jennifer Angus: Magicicada

Using responsibly-collected and preserved specimens, the artist Jennifer Angus creates site-specific installations of insects pinned directly to a wall and other surfaces creating exquisite patterns reminiscent of textiles or wallpaper. Coming in July 2021.

Memento Vitae, Courtesy of the Shelburne Museum.
About Us

Curiosity Lives Here

It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.


A Museum that's Unique to Staten Island

Our permanent collections contain natural science specimens, archival records, and works of art and design, which represent Staten Island’s natural and cultural history across time.


We need your support more than ever.

Please consider a year-end gift to the Museum so we can continue to bring you free cultural programs in new and exciting ways.

We are committed to creating change in our institution and our community.