Staten Island Children's Museum

Staten Island, NY

Where are we going?

Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island


What is there to do?

The Staten Island Children's Museum is ready to give those little intrepid explorer in the family a day of playing, creativity, and learning!

This popular museum JUST for kids is home to a number of Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops that offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and creativity.

Visits to the museum launch children on a voyage of discovery - about themselves and the world around them!

Kids can learn all about those tiniest creatures in the garden, as they crawl through a human sized ant hill, try on an exoskeleton and see live animals in the Bug and other Anthropod exhibit.

House About It features an unfinished two story house where they can see behind the walls to explore what really goes on when it comes to building a home. 

Those budding artists and sculptors can invent, paint and sculpt during the weekdays and special event programs in the Walk-In Workshop, or the wonders of the world can come to life in the Great Explorations exhibit! Here, kids can explore the rainforests, dive under the oceans, and conquer tundras too!

The Staten Island Children's Museum has life-sized games to play, including chess and bowling, and thespians can take the stage in Portia's Playhouse, with plenty of costumes to help those imaginations and performances be the best they can be!

With pirate ships, fire trucks, construction sites and so much more, the Staten Island Children's Museum is all about giving kids a fun day of learning, where they can explore, discover, create, and just be themselves!

Are you ready to have fun kids? Great, because there's a museum waiting that's JUST for you, so let's go!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8

Children: $8

Discount: FREE admission on Wednesdays from 3pm - 5pm (September – June) and from 5pm - 7pm (July & August)


Need a little extra help?

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is committed to making its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to all who visit.


When can we go?

July & August: 10am - 5pm Tues, Thurs & Sun, & 10am - 7pm Wednesday / Rest of year: 11am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 5pm weekends

Closed most Mondays in summer, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day & New Years Day


Any top tips?

Why not have your birthday at the museum! They would love to help you celebrate, and offer "add-ons" to your party so you can make it just how you like it!

I’m Hungry!

Enjoy a simple yet delicious, fresh and healthy meal at very moderate prices at the Snack Zone!. Menu items include sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot dogs and an occasional special. Hot drinks, chips and fresh fruit are also on the menu. Cold drinks and additional eating options are available in vending machines. Also, during late Spring, Summer and early Fall, Harbor Eats, a take out shack on the grounds of Snug Harbor offers lunch options and provides seating.

Healthy Eating

They have water fountains within the museum - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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