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“lots of history only a ferry ride from downtown”

Staten Island Museum at Snug Harbor
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 2, 2017

Eclectic collection in architecturally significant building on historic site. I like the gallery on the economic development of the island. It is hard to believe the primary terrestrial activity was dairy farming. Nor can I imagine mastodons roaming on Staten Island

Thank geoffrey O
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Reviewed March 27, 2017

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.

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Reviewed March 10, 2017

You can walk it during the day if you are into hiking (about 2 miles from the SI Ferry Terminal, along the north shore...Sung Harbor is a really nice place to visit !

Thank P J G
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Reviewed March 10, 2017

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 is this SI museum and the other one at Snug Harbour. At this. Museum , we explored a SI ferry exhibit, saw glowing rocks, learnt about the geology of SI, experienced the lives of SI's first inhabitants and engaged in art appreciation of portraits of human feelings by Warren Lyons. Then we went to catch the S40 bus to the other museum. We really enjoy the exhibition "infinite compassion" which featured Avalokiteshvara in Asian Art. We saw a Pan-Asian exploration of the many forms of the Buddhist deity of Compassion, exquisite paintings, sculptures, ritual objects and photographs from ancient Inia to contemporary artists. Then we proceeded to The Mastodon corner where we experienced the hard facts of extinction, the wonder of enduring species, the importance ofbio- diversity and the challenge of preservation. We also learnt of the unique history and landscape from past to present of SI. We were also fascinated by the art objects spanning 4000 years of artistic endeavor gathered from 5 continents - Africa, Asia, Europe, North and South America. It was really an interesting trip to SI .

Thank GAN L
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Reviewed December 7, 2016

We took the ferry from Battery Park, and spent 2 hours visiting this small and quirky museum of Staten Island. The best part of the trip was the enthusiastic desk clerk who had a good grasp of information on all the exhibits! It was a pleasant experience to relive some of the wonderful maritime history of the island. Lots of local exhibits including insects, birds and ferry memorabilia.

Thank Deb D
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