Trip Planner:   USA  /  New York State  /  Staten Island  /  Museums  /  Staten Island Museum

Staten Island Museum, Staten Island

4.0
#5 of 6 in Museums in Staten Island
Specialty Museum Museum
Founded in 1881, the Staten Island Museum, New York City’s only general interest museum, engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions and educational programs that explore the dynamic connections between natural science, art and history based on its diverse collections. The Museum is dedicated to making its current and future collections broadly accessible for educators, students, researchers and the general public by providing authentic experiences in the field and at the Museum.

Twitter @SIMuseum

Instagram @StatenIslandMuseum
Before you head to Staten Island, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Staten Island travel itinerary maker, to make sure you see all that Staten Island has to offer, including Staten Island Museum.
Source
Create an itinerary including Staten Island Museum
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
55 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • We went to the museum during a Sunday. At first, we weren't sure if we were entering the right building because there was scaffolding around the entrance. The staff there said that that was a common p...  more »
  • Small museum with some interesting exhibits on the natural, cultural, and maritime history of the island. There is a particular interest in the history of the Staten Island Ferry, probably the most re...  more »
  • After getting down from Staten Island ferry, we walked 2 blocks up the Ballpark Ramp and arrived at SI Museum in St. George. We bought an entrance ticket,$8 which enable us to visit two museums that i...  more »
Google
  • Small museum, exhibits were of poor quality, not very informative, and in the case of their Staten Island Ferry exhibit, out of date. There are only about 4 spaces for exhibits. When I visited the top floor was filled with contemporary modern art portraits that had nothing to do with Staten Island or even New York. The basement was a very basic over view of the native american times of Staten Island, without having much detail. The basement didn't appear to have been updated for quite some time as well. I did enjoy some of the rock and insect collections, however they seemed like a product of 1930s museum culture. I wouldn't recommend this museum, but it is close to the ferry, and doesn't take much time to explore.
  • Small museum with some interesting exhibits on the natural, cultural, and maritime history of the island. There is a particular interest in the history of the Staten Island Ferry, probably the most recognized attraction attached to the island. An hour is enough to see all exhibits.
  • Oh there is cool place with minerals, u can see there meteorit in real, also mother nature biology. Like like😊
  • We took the Staten Island Ferry, to see the Statue of Liberty, and then stopped by this museum to give us something to do before heading back. My kids love museums. They enjoyed it, and can't beat the price (free on Tuesday from 12-2). Staff was friendly and a few interesting exhibits. Small but worth the short walk from the ferry.
  • Small but very nice. The employees are very friendly

Plan your trip to Staten Island

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Staten Island

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Staten Island by other users

3 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in New York City, Brooklyn & Staten Island BY A USER FROM PERU August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Staten Island, New York City & Brooklyn BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM ITALY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Niagara Falls, New York City & Staten Island BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: October, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Staten Island BY A USER FROM IRELAND October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in New York State BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in United States BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans