Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island

4.3
#1 of 8 in Museums in Staten Island
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. Plan to see Snug Harbor Cultural Center and other attractions that appeal to you using our Staten Island trip itinerary builder app .
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  • Visited here for the Winter Festival of Lights. It was much more than I had expected. Using GPS, had no problem finding the cultural center. There is limited parking inside, but enough parking...  more »
  • Visited the NYC Winter Lantern Festival in Staten Island on Christmas day. Didn’t realize that the ferry is actually free. To see the colorful lanterns, we followed a boardwalk path and went along...  more »
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  • Snug Harbor happens to be like my Back Yard. I walk my dog every morning and evening in the Beautiful Recreational Park. I live 30 secs away from the Park. My children have spend most of their childhood in Snug Harbor. From just kicking a soccer ball to taking Piano, Guitar, Flute lessons I side Snug harbor. When they were younger they enjoyed the Children's Museum as they grew older they enjoyed the Chinese Garden. They watched their classmates play softball. I am trying to get them to enjoy the Historic / Art Building which offers what Snug Harbor used to be and what Staten Island looked as Farmland. It also has a Farm that they grow and sell Fresh Produce (to which they have not given much attention in the last 2-3 yrs.and it looks very Sad). But it is a Beautiful place to spend the say exploring or come to see a concert, or be a part of a Festival or an Art Show...never the less you will get far more than for what you bargained. Enjoy!
  • This is amazing place to visit. The grounds are beautiful, amazing architecture, and a valuable resource for the island. That being said, it seems to be a bit run down and mismanaged. Their is so much potential here, but they seem to have sporadic events and offerings and could do much better job of advertising and attracting patrons and events. The Chinese garden is especially strange. There is a separate price to enter, and yet the building have seen a steady decrease in upkeep since opening. The Noble collection and Staten island museum as well as the children's museum are all on site and are amazing. Well worth a visit despite my concerns.

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