Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum Staten Island Museum is Staten Island’s oldest cultural institution, and the only remaining general interest museum in New York City.Founded in 1881 by fourteen of New York City’s first “environmental activists”, the Staten Island Museum houses artifacts and specimens from ancient to contemporary periods.

This “mini-Smithsonian” is rich with arts, natural sciences and local history.The museum’s holdings are formally organized into three main collections: Natural Sciences, Fine Art, and History Archives & Library. The natural science collections encompass over 500,000 botanical, biological, anthropological and mineral specimens including bird nests and eggs, mounted animals, fossils, shells, and a s

This “mini-Smithsonian” is rich with arts, natural sciences and local history.The museum’s holdings are formally organized into three main collections: Natural Sciences, Fine Art, and History Archives & Library. The natural science collections encompass over 500,000 botanical, biological, anthropological and mineral specimens including bird nests and eggs, mounted animals, fossils, shells, and a s

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