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Snug Harbor Cultural Center

1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-448-2500
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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. Entrance to Snug Harbor's campus is free. Entrance to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the Chinese Scholar's Garden is $5. The Snug Harbor grounds are open daily, dawn to dusk. The Chinese Scholar's Garden is open from Tuesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm (last admission at 4:30pm). The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art is open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am-5pm. Check our Facebook page for current happenings and upcoming events!
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1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY 10301-1114
+1 718-448-2500
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved it!! Museum and gardens very educational and relaxing 😎...Really liked scholars garden too...

Thank Richie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chinese Scholar's Garden is very unique - it was well worth the trip from northern New Jersey. If you are an avid gardener, you'll be disappointed by the plantings that have been heavily invaded by weeds. However, the Chinese buildings, the small planted vistas...More

Thank helenen775
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The surroundings of this museum are creepy but once arrived you discover the beauty of nature surrounded by ancient houses and monuments. The result is striking. You can visit a few museums or gape at the different gardens. Many wedding parties were taking great pictures....More

Thank Nathalie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely quiet place to sit, relax, or ponder. There's a nice pond with turtles and swans. Also a Zen garden. It also has a cool artist vibe. Snug harbor often has weddings, shows, fairs, and plays. You can even take classes like photography.

Thank 811winifredr
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We got the free ferry over from Manhattan and then walked towards Snug Harbor. It's about a 30 minute walk so we'd reccommend getting a bus! The only reason we didn't is because we didn't realise how long the walk would be at first. Once...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place in Staten Island to bring the family especially on the weekends the gardens are gorgeous in the summer the spring on the fall... Children's Museum is excellent I recommend anyone young and old to visit here

Thank robert l
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful grounds to wander on. Pack a picnic and enjoy they day. Close to the ferry, bus ride away. Imagine life of a retired sailor and explore the grounds at your leisure. Best times to visit spring, summer and fall. In wintertime you'll need snow...More

Thank ISIndy8
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Beat many botanival gardens, beautiful grounda, very impressive, if you enjoy thr nature, it is a must

Thank Viktoryia G
Reviewed 10 July 2017

A stinking hot day in NYC, so we decided to take the Staten Island ferry to Snug Harbour - which was, indeed, snug. In fact, it was so quiet and peaceful we thought it was the beginning of a zombie apocalypse film! The gardens were...More

Thank Frith K
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We first went to the museum for an interesting history of SI, artifacts from around the world, fossil and mastadon exhibits. Then we went thru the Chinese Scholar's Garden. A beautiful day.

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Response from pariholly | Reviewed this property |
Yes plenty of parking FREE ALL FREE
10 May 2016|
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Response from patrickdoyle148 | Reviewed this property |
There is a restaurant right across the the from Snug Harbor Cultural Facility: The name is "Blu" and this is the fourth restaurant to be opened by the DiNoi Restaurant Group. As well, at the Staten Island side of the ferry... More