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New hours! The museum is pleased to welcome you to the galleries Friday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm. Face coverings continue to be required even if you are vaccinated. The safety and wellbeing of our community, visitors, staff, and volunteers are of the highest priority.

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Moth Night – In Person

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island

Celebrate National Moth Week! Stay up late for Moth Night and revel in the beauty of moths and learn about their life cycles and habitats.

$5 – $10

Science Talk: Brood X Sounding Off

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island

Join Colleen Evans, Director of Natural Science at the Staten Island Museum for a talk about all things Cicadas.

Juneteenth at the Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island

Free Admission All Day Join historian Debbie-Ann Paige and the Staten Island Museum in a celebration of Juneteenth. Learn about how the Staten Island African American Heritage Tour can bring Staten Island’s Black History right to your fingertips. Take a curator-led tour of Women of the Nation Arise! and learn from the stories of Drusilla ...

Super Science: What is a Bioindicator?

New Episode! $5 recommended donation/Registration is not required DONATE Super Science can be viewed at YouTube.com/SIMuseum Responding to pollutants in their environment, certain organisms can change their body and behavior. Explore what plants and animals can tell us about the health of their habitat and conduct an experiment to show why amphibians are good bioindicators.  

Lunch and Learn: Stumped

Online Live Event * Please register.

1933 was one of the most active Atlantic hurricane seasons, falling third after 2005 and 2020. Learn what a chance find in the collection can tell us about why it was so active and what we can learn.

Family Art To-Go: Wooden Mosaics

NEW! Family Art To-Go Packs Recommended for ages 8+ Craving some non-screen creative time? Each Family Art To-Go Pack comes with all the materials you need plus step-by-step instructions to guide kids and families through projects without having to worry about technical difficulties. This month use wooden shapes to create complex geometric designs. To-Go packs ...

$5 – $8

Super Science: Do Birds Have Teeth?

Online

New Episode! $5 recommended donation/Registration is not required DONATE Super Science can be viewed at YouTube.com/SIMuseum All animals have adapted features which help them meet their basic needs, like eating or finding food. Learn all about the specialized functions of bird beaks. What can the shape or size tell us about their lives?

Family Art To-Go: Funky Frames

NEW! Family Art To-Go Packs Recommended for ages 8+ Craving some non-screen creative time? Each Family Art To-Go Pack comes with all the materials you need plus step-by-step instructions to guide kids and families through projects without having to worry about technical difficulties. This month create an ornate frame fit for your favorite photo or ...

$5 – $8

Family Art To-Go: Marble Runs and Crazy Mazes

NEW! Family Art To-Go Packs Recommended for ages 8+ Craving some non-screen creative time? Each Family Art To-Go Pack comes with all the materials you need plus step-by-step instructions to guide kids and families through projects without having to worry about technical difficulties. This month design, test, and build marble runs and mind-bending mazes with ...

$5 – $8

Super Science: Water Critters

Online

New Episode! $5 recommended donation/Registration is not required DONATE Super Science can also be viewed at YouTube.com/SIMuseum (Click here to go right to the playlist) Visit the collections to get up close with some of the stranger insects that can be found in or near the water. Learn how to create your own water strider ...

Maedeup (Korean Knots) Art Workshop

Online Live Event * Please register.

Learn how to make Maedeup, the traditional Korean art form of knotting silken cords. Maedeup consists of over 35 intricate knots, some with imaginative names such as “dragonfly” and “plum blossom,” all skillfully made into beautiful ornaments and accessories

$10 – $15

Korean Lunar New Year – At Home!

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Celebrate at home the whole week with recipes, games, videos, and activities for the entire family to enjoy! Learn about the games (To-hoh), food (Tteok-guk), fashion (hanbok), and performing arts that epitomize this special time of year with this downloadable guide.

Family Art Workshop: Suncatcher

Online Live Event * Please register.

Spring hasn’t arrived yet and we’ll take all the sun we can get! Brighten up your window by creating your own suncatcher using a unique print-transfer technique along with materials found around the house.

Super Science: Camouflage

Online

Take a peek at some of the unexpected ways animals blend into their surroundings. Experiment with color and pattern to uncover the creative ways animals disguise themselves.

Super Science is hosted by special guest Ashley Gary, The Wildlife Host!

Lunch and Learn: Artist Raphael Soyer

Online

Two portraits by Raphael Soyer hang in the Staten Island Museum: A Girl with Flowers (1940) and Self-portrait in my 60’s (1969). Join us for a brief look at Soyer’s life, philosophy on art, and the story of how these two artworks found a home on Staten Island.

Super Science: Hibernation, Migration, Adaptation

Online

$5 recommended donation/Registration is not required Donate When the going gets tough, the tough doesn’t always get going…sometimes they adapt! However, you can observe how local animals and birds spend their winter by setting up an outdoor feeding station and recording your findings in a science journal. We will show you how! Explore the ingenuity ...

Family Art Workshop: Winter Landscape Diorama

Online

00Create your own tiny winter world using your imagination and found materials. Get inspired by some of the most beautiful winter scenes in the museum collection, and make a magical miniature diorama all your own. Supply List An empty shoe box Glue Scissors Construction paper Tissues Old newspapers Small Toys Optional art materials: paint (and ...

Super Science: Fossil Dig

Online

$5 recommended donation/Registration is not required Donate Watch this 3 part episode below!   The word fossil comes from the Latin word fossus, meaning "having been dug up." Fossils are often found in rock formations deep within the earth. Join us for an experiment simulating the fun and challenging aspects of digging for fossils and ...

NYICFF Kid Flicks!

Online Live Event * Please register.

A fresh season brings a fresh round of NYICFF Kid Flicks, amazing short film programs from around the world, sure to inspire delight, curiosity, and conversation for viewers big and small.

Presented in partnership with New York International Children’s Film Festival.

$5 – $6.99

The True Grit of the Suffragists

Online

Staten Island OutLOUD presents a virtual performance on the women's suffrage movement with local historian Patricia Salmon, Edwina Martin (Public Administrator of Richmond County) and Bonnie Bolstein (Island resident and descendant of suffragists). Ms. Salmon will trace the history of the suffrage movement from international, national and local perspectives, with a special focus on Staten ...

Family Art Workshop: Papier Mache Teacup

Online Live Event * Please register.

During the women’s suffrage movement, tea parties provided women a place to gather, fundraise, and organize their efforts to advance the cause. With just a few household items, you can make your own papier mache teacup and start from there. Supply List: • Old newspapers • Liquid glue such as Elmer’s • A container to ...

Pop-Up Bird Walk! Wolfe’s Pond Park

Wolfe's Pond Park 420 Cornelia Ave., Staten Island

Join the Staten Island Museum for a 1-2 mile guided hike as we search for migrating waterfowl, songbirds, and raptors at Wolfe’s Pond Park.

Family Art Workshop: Neighborhood Collage

Online Live Event * Please register.

Learn about collage and use materials found around the house to make an artwork about your community. What makes your neighborhood unique? What kind of buildings are there? What do the trees look like this time of year? Show how special your block is through collage. Supply List: Assorted papers (magazine pages, loose leaf, old ...

Super Science: Animal Tracks

Online

Which way did they go? What kind of animal was it? When were they here? Animal tracks help us answer these questions and provide information about the world around us. Join us to make your own tracks in homemade playdoh, enjoy a collection spotlight featuring our favorite animal feet, and an experiment using kinetic sand ...

Arise: Virtual Gala

Online

Join us virtually for our 2020 Gala emceed by Casey Jost, performance by Hegazy, appearance by the Impractical Jokers and special comments and performance by Emmy-nominated Ingrid Michaelson.

Super Science: Keep it Cool – Ice Cream Science

Online Live Event * Please register.

Explore the science behind frozen treats! Watch chemistry in action as we create our very own ice cream in a bag. Then, conduct an experiment to determine which materials work best as insulators so we can take our ice cream on the go! Link to the Zoom invitation will be provided upon registration. If you ...

Summer Nights: Paper Casting with Susan Grabel

In this paper casting workshop, artist Susan Grabel will teach participants how to make paper pulp and cast relief objects for sculpture and collage. Explore the creative potential of cast paper in this introductory workshop. Materials will be provided by contactless pickup at the Staten Island Museum (details to follow). Link to the Zoom invitation ...

$20 – $25

Summer Nights: Plarn Textiles with Antonia Perez

Artist Antonia Perez will teach participants how to make and weave with plarn. Plarn is yarn that can be made from plastic bags. A simple cardboard loom will be used to make a woven plastic textile. Participants may be use the loom multiple times to combine separate weavings to create beautiful artworks or functional objects. ...

$20 – $25

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial

Online

Women of the Nation Arise! brought together a panel of scholars and experts to advise the development of the exhibition and examine the contributions of Staten Island’s suffragists, present-day issues of political equality, and voter participation.

Free/Donations Welcome

Super Science: Plants and Pollinators

Online Live Event * Please register.

Participants will learn about the different parts of a plant, and how they take in water and nutrients, as well as the different types of pollinators and how they pollinate. Follow along with our videos to conduct an experiment using plants you can find in your very own backyard, as well as create a simulation ...

Moth Night

Download Available

Demystify the nocturnal world of science right from your windowsill or backyard with this downloadable kit of night science activities. Learn how to make your own attractor to study moths and insects, how to decipher owl calls and other night sounds, and more!

Family Art Workshops: Exotic Insect Collage

On the first Saturday of the month, join the Staten Island Museum to find inspiration from the objects in the Museum’s collection! These imaginative workshops explore a wide variety of materials while building skills in art making.

Super Science: Today’s Forecast – Weather!

Online Live Event * Please register.

In this month’s workshop participants will explore the topic of weather. Follow along with our videos to simulate real-life weather conditions by creating a cloud in a jar, and demonstrate the water cycle in a bag. You can even create your very own at-home weather station to forecast the weather like a real meteorologist!

Family Art Workshops: Paper Quilling

Online

On the first Saturday of the month, join the Staten Island Museum to find inspiration from the objects in the Museum’s collection! These imaginative workshops explore a wide variety of materials while building skills in art making.