Staten Island Museum
Staten Island, NY 10301
Embark on a historic voyage at the
Currently on view, Staten Island Ferry: The First 100 Years of Municipal Service harks back to 1905, when livestock rode the ferry alongside commuters—and the cost of travel was a nickel. The exhibit pays homage to this history through photographs, artwork, ship models and artifacts from ferries past.
Visitors can also experience the life of The Lenape: The first Staten Islanders. With artifacts dating back 12,000 years, this is the most comprehensive exhibit about the region's Native Americans in New York City and a must see for anyone interested in the local Indians.
Over in the Hall of Natural Science, a pickled star-nosed mole, a four-legged chicken and other natural wonders in jars are sure to amaze at the Cabinet of Curiosities.
A wide range of school programs meeting NYC learning standards incorporate the “real thing” into a unique and exciting learning experience.