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Jennifer Angus


The Museum is Open!

The Staten Island Museum is open. We look forward to welcoming you to explore art, natural science, and history.

Lunch and Learn is Back!

American Chestnut

The American chestnut tree survived all adversaries for 40 million years. It took only 40 for it to disappear. On Thursday, October 21 at 12pm, dive into the herbarium and a take a closer look at this history with La' Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, advocate, and activist.

Events and Programs

Fall Programs are Here

Join us for a new series of virtual Lunch and Learns, Sci-Fi Family Halloween in person, explore taxidermy with Divya Anantharaman of Gotham Taxidermy and so much more!

Divya Anantharaman, Gotham Taxidermy
On View Now

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.

Jennifer Agnus, 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.

Anthony Toney (1913-2004), Afternoon on a Hill. Oil on Canvas, 1956.

We need your support more than ever.

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