Updated Visitor Information: All visitors ages 5 and older must show proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for admission to the museum, in accordance with NYC requirements. Visitors aged 18 and older will also be asked to show photo ID. Visitors 12 and older require proof of two vaccine doses. Face coverings are required for all over the age of 2, even if vaccinated. For more information and additional details, see the visit section of our website.

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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.

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

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

In celebration of the Museum’s 140th year, collections staff have selected 140 Objects that provide a glimpse into the Museums’ vast collections. Click here to visit the online exhibition.

Click here to visit the Online Collections Database and explore our collections.

Please use this form to contact the Museum’s Collections Team about reference questions, scheduling research appointments, or donating items to the collections.

We are happy to welcome researchers back to the museum. In compliance with the Mayor of the City of New York’s Executive Order and Museum policy, all visitors to the Staten Island Museum are required to show proof of vaccination upon entry and must wear a face-covering throughout their stay. For more information, please see the visit section of our website.


museum visitors looking at a painting on the wall
Amessé Photography

Highlights from the Collection