Announcing the Discovery Pass at Snug Harbor: Experience attractions, museums, and galleries at Snug Harbor for a single ticket price

Friday, July 29, 2022 | Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, and the Staten Island Museum are pleased to announce the launch of the Discovery Pass at Snug Harbor, to begin sales and usage on July 29, 2022. 

With the Discovery Pass, visitors to Snug Harbor’s historic 83-acre campus will be able to experience the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, Noble Maritime Collection, and Staten Island Museum for one ticket price of $20.  Art Lab School of Fine and Applied Arts will offer a $25 discount to first-time registrants of their classes. 

Visitors are encouraged to purchase their Discovery Pass online in advance at To redeem their Discovery Pass, guests should visit any one of the following organizations and show proof of purchase (either printed receipt or confirmation email):

  • Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art (Building C)
  • New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (entrance at Cottage E)
  • Noble Maritime Collection (Building D)
  • Staten Island Children’s Museum (Building M
  • Staten Island Museum (Building A)
  • Visitor Information Booth (Chapel Road and Gazebo Road)

Discovery Passes will also be sold onsite at the above organizations. Visitors are encouraged to check the websites of the participating organizations in advance of their visit to be informed of any special hours or closures.

The Discovery Pass is valid for one person’s admission to an attraction, but its use can be transferred to another guest as long as that attraction has not been visited previously with the same Discovery Pass. The Discovery Pass is valid for an entire year. Currently, there is no group rate or children’s rate, but campus organizations at Snug Harbor are enthusiastic that the initial phase of the program will be expanded to include more amenities after a pilot period has been explored.

“It’s a very exciting day for all of the world class organizations that make up the community of Snug Harbor,” said Jessica Baker Vodoor, President & CEO of Snug Harbor. “I believe that the new Discovery Pass at Snug Harbor will help encourage all of our visitors to experience everything we have to offer here. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy!” 

“The Staten Island Museum is thrilled to partner with our colleague organizations at Snug Harbor to launch this joint ticket to make it easy for visitors to experience the many cultural offerings here,” said Janice Monger, President & CEO of the Staten Island Museum. “The Discovery Pass is a great new way for visitors to make a day of exploring the campus.”

“The Noble Maritime Collection is proud to be part of the Discovery Pass, which will allow visitors to explore Snug Harbor as a unique cultural destination that offers something for almost every interest,” said Ciro Galeno, Jr., Executive Director of the Noble Maritime Collection.  “Where else can you enjoy art, architecture, and botanical gardens, and learn about local maritime history, all with one ticket?”

About Art Lab School of Fine and Applied Arts

Art Lab’s purpose is to offer Staten Island the best possible and most professional independent school of fine and applied art, and to bring knowledge and appreciation of artistic excellence to the metropolitan community through regular classes, exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops, and lectures.

About the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor

The Newhouse Center has been an incubator for bold and innovative artists developing new work since the 1970’s, promoting inquiry and advancing scholarship. The largest and oldest contemporary art gallery on Staten Island, the Newhouse Center hosts multiple exhibitions per year in 15,000 feet of exhibition space, in addition to public art installations spread out across Snug Harbor’s 83 acre campus.

About the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden at Snug Harbor

The New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden (NYCSG) is one of two authentic classical outdoor Chinese gardens built in the United States.  It is a compilation of different gardens in China, based on Ming Dynasty gardens (1368-1644 AD). All the architectural components of the NYCSG were fabricated in Suzhou, China. Visitors can explore eight pavilions, a bamboo forest path, waterfalls, a Koi-filled pond, Chinese calligraphy, and a variety of Ghongshi scholar’s rocks including a 15-foot formation that towers over the central courtyard.

About the Noble Maritime Collection

The mission of the Noble Maritime Collection is to preserve and interpret the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83) and to continue his legacy of celebrating the people and traditions of the working waterfront of New York Harbor in its collections, exhibitions, and programs.

About the Staten Island Museum

Founded in 1881 and celebrating its 140th year, the Staten Island Museum engages visitors with interdisciplinary exhibitions, public programs, and educational activities for all ages. It is the mission of the Staten Island Museum to spark curiosity and generate meaningful shared experiences through natural science, art, and history to deepen understanding of our environment, ourselves, and each other.

About Snug Harbor

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is one destination with unlimited experiences. We offer dynamic programming in the arts, horticulture and agriculture for diverse communities and all ages, on our historic 83-acre campus. We envision being a locally impactful, globally renowned destination, true to our values of artistic vibrancy and community, inclusion and discovery, stewardship and conservation.

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