The Staten Island Museum’s building is temporarily closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. All programs have been moved online. The safety and wellbeing of our community, visitors, staff, and volunteers are of highest priority.

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

The Natural Science collections represent an irreplaceable record of what animal and plant species have existed on Staten Island, both historically and currently.

History collections contain artifacts and documents that relate to the tribes, individuals, and organizations that have shaped Staten Island.

The Art collections contain fine art, design, and material culture spanning antiquity through the 21st century.

Our new website is in development. Please visit our old website to search the Collections, and view rates for reproductions.

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Photo: Amessé Photography

Highlights from the Collection