Admission

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s main campus is free of charge to the public.

Three of our attractions – the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, and the Connie Gretz Secret Garden – require admission fees. Learn about their hours of operation here.

Snug Harbor offers a variety of public events for all ages and interests. All events are rain or shine unless otherwise indicated. Snug Harbor has a no-refund policy on all event tickets.

Our campus partner organizations are managed separately and have their own admission prices.  Learn about admission to the Staten Island Museum, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Noble Maritime Collection here.


Tickets to Snug Harbor seasonal events:

Snug Harbor has a ton of fun events every season! Learn what’s happening at all of our sitewide museums and galleries on our calendar, and buy tickets for Snug Harbor events here.

*Note: Tickets for events at the Staten Island Museum, Staten Island Children’s Museum, Noble Maritime Collection, or any of our other campus or community partners are sold through those organization’s websites and are not available on Snug Harbor’s ticketing page.


Admission to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden:

  • $5 for adults
  • $4 for seniors (65+) and students
  • Free for children 5 and under, active military (Blue Star program), and Snug Harbor Member

Tickets can be purchased at Cottage E, on Cottage Row across from Harbor Eats and the Allee. To book a class trip or group tour, visit Snug Harbor Education for details.

Learn about the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and its seasonal hours here.


Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art:

  • $5 for adults
  • $4 for seniors (65+) and students
  • Free for children 5 and under, active military (Blue Star program), Snug Harbor Members, and students grades 6-12 with student ID

Tickets can be purchased in the
Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, located in Buildings C & G on the front lawn along Richmond Terrace across from the Randall Memorial.

Learn about the Newhouse Center’s current exhibitions and its seasonal hours here.


Admission to the Connie Gretz Secret Garden (Summer 2019):

  • $3 for children 12 years of age and under
  • $2 for children of Snug Harbor Members
  • Free for adults (must be accompanied by a child)

Tickets can be purchased at the Connie Gretz Secret Garden, located on Cottage Row, on the south end of campus near the Healing Garden and the South Gate on Henderson Ave.

Learn more about the Connie Gretz Secret Garden and its seasonal hours here.


Combo ticket: Admission to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art and the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden:

  • $8 for adults
  • $7 for seniors (65+) and students
  • Free for children 5 and under, active military (Blue Star program), and Snug Harbor Members

Combo tickets can be purchased in the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, located on the Front Lawn along Richmond Terrace across from the Randall Memorial, and at Cottage E, on Cottage Row across from Harbor Eats and the Allee.