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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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.

The Staten Island Museum Archives are temporarily closed to researchers. Research requests are being handled remotely, please email our Archives Manager for more information.

Our new website is in development. We are working on making more of our collections accessible to the public and we appreciate your patience.


museum visitors looking at a painting on the wall
Amessé Photography

Highlights from the Collection