Hours and Admission

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden’s main outdoor grounds and gardens are free of charge to the public, open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk, and do not require advance registration or ticketing.

A note to our visitors: Proof of COVID-19 vaccine is now required for all visitors ages 12 and above entering all indoor spaces, as mandated by the City of New York.

Face coverings for visitors ages 2 and up are required in all indoor spaces and the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden, as well as in outdoor areas when social distancing is not possible, even if vaccinated. Thank you for helping keep us all healthy and safe!


Two of our attractions – the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden require admission fees and have different hours of operation.

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 individual operating hours.  Learn about hours and admission for the Staten Island Museum, the Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Noble Maritime Collection here.


Hours and Admission for the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden:

2021 HOURS

SPRING/SUMMER 2021 HOURS
April 14 – October 8, 2021
Open Tuesday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

AUTUMN/WINTER 2021 HOURS

October 9, 2021 – January 9, 2022:
Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Free First Saturdays for Staten Island residents (upon proof of residency): November 6, December 4, and January 1.

The NYCSG will be open on the following dates:

October 11, 2021 – Indigenous People’s Day
November 26, 2021 – Day after Thanksgiving
December 24-31, 2021

January 10, 2022 – March 18, 2022
NYCSG CLOSED

Enter via Cottage E on Cottage Row.  Ticketing cutoff is 30 minutes before closing time. Learn about the NY Chinese Scholar’s Garden and its admission rates here. Snug Harbor Members receive free admission for a year.

CLOSURES FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER, PRIVATE EVENTS, AND CAMPUS HOLIDAYS:

No closures at this time.

2021 ADMISSION

Reserve your tickets to the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden here. Admission is by online reservation, timed by the hour. Capacity is limited. While limited walk-up tickets will be available, purchasing tickets at the door is discouraged, and you may have to wait to enter until there is capacity in the garden. Guarantee your spot by purchasing online in advance!

  • $5 for adults
  • $4 for seniors (65+) and students
  • Free for children 5 and under, active military (Blue Star program), and Snug Harbor Member
  • Staten Island residents admitted FREE on the first Friday of each month with proof of residency!

The entrance to the NYCSG is 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 more about the New York Chinese Scholar’s Garden here.


Hours and Admission for the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art:

2021 HOURS

April 24 – December 31
Friday – Saturday, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Sunday, 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

2021 ADMISSION

The Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art will be closed from July 30 – August 20, 2021 while we install the new exhibitions. All Newhouse Center galleries will re-open on August 21, 2021.

Reserve your tickets to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art here.

  • $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

Ticketing cutoff is 30 minutes before closing time. 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.


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.