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HOLIDAY HOURS: The Museum is open Thanksgiving weekend Friday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm (November 26, 27 & 28). Proof of vaccination is required for visitors 12 years of age and older under the City of New York’s ‘Key to NYC’ mandate. Face coverings for visitors ages 2 and up are required even if vaccinated. For more information and additional details, see the visit section of our website.

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Podcast: Site Unseen – Draft Riots

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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$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

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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

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$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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Family Art Workshops: Paper Quilling

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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.