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The Staten Island Museum is pleased to welcome you back to the galleries on weekends with safety protocols in place due to COVID-19. Please purchase advance dated tickets and plan ahead for your visit. All programs remain virtual at this time. The safety and wellbeing of our community, visitors, staff, and volunteers are of the highest priority.

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Online Learning

Explore the Staten Island Museum through virtual school programs led by museum educators. We are excited to offer live, inquiry-based and interactive online learning opportunities and teacher resources to support your curriculum. Our school programs focus on the Museum’s art, natural science and history collections and support NGSS, New York Scope and Sequence, Blueprint for the Arts and Common Core Standards.

Child creating art in the suffrage exhibition.

Photo by Christine Cruz

Virtual School Programs Beginning Fall 2020

Civics

Voting Rights for Women’s Suffrage Centennial 3rd-12th grade

Learn how the right to vote was gained over time for women and other groups. By examining primary source materials, discover the roles Staten Islanders played in the Women’s Suffrage movement and the importance of civic engagement. Download lesson plans to take your students on a journey through the online exhibit Women of the Nation Arise!

History

Land of Lenape K-6th grade

Our unique collection of local native artifacts and authentic materials will introduce the Lenape culture and local Algonquin lifestyle and explore the roles that each family member played in the community.

Science

Animal Homes: Who Lives There? K-4th grade

Learn about the specific adaptations plants and animals make to survive and thrive. Explore the habitats of birds, insects and other native species.

Extinction: Then and Now 3rd – 8th grade

From dinosaurs, trilobites, and mastodons, to passenger pigeons, osprey, and horseshoe crabs, learn what causes extinction and what humans can do to help endangered animals.

Art

African Masks and Masquerades 3rd-6th grade

Compare and contrast African masks and other objects from the Museum’s collection. Learn about their use in traditional culture, as well as the significance of the materials used in creating these artifacts.

Staten Island SEEN: Landscape Art 2nd-8th grade

Discover the compositional elements of landscape painting by analyzing art from the Museum’s permanent collection.
Additional online school programs and resources will be added; please check back.

Programs are offered Monday through Friday and run 45 minutes.

For information about online learning, please contact shogan@statenislandmuseum.org. 718-483-7135.

Con Edison STEM Days Out

The Museum continues its partnership with Con Edison through a generous grant to offer FREE STEM Days Out virtual lessons to NYC middle school students. Programs explore extinction, weather, taxonomy and geology.