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.

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 – September 5, 2021
Open Wednesday – Sunday: 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

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:

May 14 – Garden closed to public at 6 PM (last tickets sold for 5 PM)

May 22 – Garden closed at 5 PM (last tickets sold for 4 PM)

May 22 – Garden closed from 2-4 PM

May 28 – Garden closed at 5 PM (last tickets sold for 4 PM)

May 29 – Garden closed at 5 PM (last tickets sold for 1 PM)

May 30 – Garden will open at 1 PM

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

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

Please note: Through 2021, only Building G will be open to the public, and tickets will be sold in person at the entrance to Building G. View our campus map here for reference.

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.