Kids day out in Staten Island Museum

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75 Stuyvesant Place
Staten Island NY

About Staten Island Museum

Embark on a historic voyage at the Staten Island Museum, just a ferry ride away from downtown Manhattan. Founded in 1881 and home to more than two million artifacts and specimens from ancient to contemporary periods, this “mini-Smithsonian” is rich with arts, natural sciences and local history.

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.

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