Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island
(4.3/5 based on 160+ 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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  • Great place to just walk around and look at the old buildings. It has a great preforming arts department. I have seen numerous productions of Broadway blockbusters and they were all done in a very pro...  more »
  • Snug has so much to offer. Whether it's a stroll through a beautifully appointed garden or a trip to a museum, Snug is one of Staten Island's best kept secrets. While some locals use it as a park, man...  more »
  • It's not too far a bus ride from the ferry. It was pleasant not a lot in the way of food and easy to get lost but very pretty. 
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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