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.

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‘Yes, And’ – artists’ panel | Impact and Inspiration: The Life of James Zappalorti


This discussion centers on the memory of Staten Islander James Zappalorti and the ways in which his unfortunate death created and continues to inspire social change. Join Yes, And artists Terry S. Hardy and Paul Moakley, James’ brother Robert Zappalorti, and NYC Anti-Violence Executive Director Beverly Tillary – in conversation with selection panelist Ed Woodham – followed by a Q&A.

Lunch and Learn: Tulip Poplar


Join us as we explore the tulip tree and how it has made a mark on our American natural history with La' Portia Perkins, natural resource scientist, researcher, activist, and poet.

Podcast: Site Unseen – Draft Riots


In this episode public historian and policy analyst Debbie-Ann Paige will lead us on a harrowing journey along Staten Island’s north shore in the path of the Civil War Draft Riots which gripped New York City in July of 1863.

Lunch and Learn: Stumped


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.

Super Science: Do Birds Have Teeth?


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?

Super Science: Water Critters


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 ...

Super Science: Camouflage


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


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


$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


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


$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 ...

The True Grit of the Suffragists


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 ...

Super Science: Animal Tracks


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


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.

Panel Discussion: Perspectives on the Suffrage Centennial


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

Family Art Workshops: Paper Quilling


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.