IMPORTANT UPDATE! The Staten Island Museum’s 73rd Annual Fence Show is now on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023!
Due to inclement weather, the Fence Show and Biergarten have been moved.
$10 Adults/$5 Children/Free for Members
(includes museum admission)
Explore the ground below and world above with activities and presentations in art, science, and history.
Get your hands dirty with activities for all ages, learn something new, and help protect the only world we have!
Explore the wondrous stories of seeds and seed-savers with artist Sergey Jivetin, who will memorialize these stories by engraving seeds using specially-designed cutting tools under magnification. (Check out the video below)
Listen the ground beneath your feet! Artist Nikki Lindt recorded underground and underwater sounds in several locations in Staten Island!
Plant wildflowers using recycled materials with teaching artist Jenya Frid
Clay Garden Markers
Make reusable garden markers to remind you what you planted where with teaching artist Janet Gonzalez
Design the covers to your own seed packets and take home wildflower seeds for planting with teaching artist Pauline Velez-Romano
Birding by Ear
Listen to the sounds of spring and learn how to identify what you hear with the Greenbelt Nature Center
Test Your Garden Soil
Bring a sample of your garden soil and learn what will grow best with expert gardener Lenny Librizzi
Learn how to support and promote pollinator activity with Cooper Keane and the Mobile Monarch Museum
Tour Magicicada with Colleen Evans, Director of Natural Science, and take a closer look at some of the smallest details in this exhibition with a scavenger hunt
Connect to community science projects with help from New York State Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation
Explore the benefits of native plants with the Native Plant Society of Staten Island
Earth Day Celebration: Seeds and Soil has been made possible with generous support provided by National Grid.