Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island

(4.4/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web)
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden , a distinguished Smithsonian Affiliate, is Staten Island's premier destination for culture and entertainment. Set within a stunning 83-acre park-like setting, Snug Harbor presents a unique blend of gardens, museums, theaters, educational opportunities, and seasonal festivals. Snug Harbor's historic grounds and Greek Revival buildings house arts organizations with the area's most vibrant and intriguing activities, providing numerous ways for visitors of all ages and backgrounds to explore. The richness of this captivating environment truly makes Snug Harbor the heart of Staten Island's social life and a must-see destination in the region.
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  • One of my trip pearl which I discovered by accident was this noble maritime collection. Amazing free exhibition of ships, sailor's life and all so beautiful and peaceful.  more »
  • We had nothing to do one day and it was beautiful out so we decided to take a trip here and it was wonderful. So nice to walk the grounds and check out very interesting sites both inside and outside.  more »
  • Snug Harbor is one of the best attractions in Staten Island but like most other attractions in the area, it suffers from a lack of recognition by visitors (and even locals) and a somewhat inconvenient...  more »
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  • This is a gem on Staten Island's north shore. It's a short trip from the Staten Island ferry and easy to get to from all over the island. The top spots at Snug Harbor are the Chinese scholars garden, the secret garden, the Noble Maritime Collection and the Children's Museum. In addition it houses the Art Lab and many other attractions. This is a great place to take your young family to visit. Wear good sneakers for lots of walking. You'll be pleasantly surprised. I would recommend parking your car at the lot closest to Tysen street. When you're done exploring Snug Harbor go to Adobe Blues Tex Mex restaurant which is 5" minutes away. Great food, beer selection and a good children's menu. Enjoy!
  • This is an interesting place, but frustrating to visit in some ways. It's a bit hard to find your way around, and a lot of the various gardens and areas were either closed completely or had closed by the time we got there even though the posted hours showed they should be open. But it's a lovely place to walk around, and most everything there is free. It's a short and easy bus ride from the ferry.
  • A Great respite from the everyday of Staten Island, or New York for that matter. This is home to many cultural institutions, all deserving of visitation & support. I encourage everyone to make a visit here and discover this Jewel themselves!
  • I always walk around in Snug Harbor during the Spring and Summer. It's really a great and beautiful place to visit. I still have to take the rest of my family there. My only complaint is that I wish that during both the Spring and Summer time, I think that it's the perfect place for them to screen old movies like Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon, and so on.
  • I love the tranquil setting. And I really enjoyed my art class. I can't wait to see what else I will learn