The Staten Island Children's Museum loves giving curious and creative kids a place to learn and discovery through, a number of interactive and hands-on exhibits JUST for them!
Kids can crawl through a human sized ant-hill in the Bugs & Other Arthropods exhibit, try on an exoskeleton AND displays that show that maybe bugs and spiders aren't really scary after all!
A two-story unfinished house gives kids see what's behind the walls of homes, and learn about the people who build them, or they can put on their veterinarian lab coat and give the animals a check up!
All those budding artists and scientists in the family will love the Walk-In Workshop to paint and sculpt, or those imaginations can run wild as they pretend to be firefighters as they ring the bell and and jump aboard and authentic 1941 Seagrave fire truck!
The Staten Island Children's Museum also features a stage where future thespians can put on a grab performance (complete with costumes!) or explorers can traverse a rainforest, cross a river, dive into the ocean and conquer a tundra!
With building blocks, a pirate ship, life-sized games and so much more to enjoy, could it be possible to have TOO much fun in the one place?
There is only one way to find out kids, and it's at Staten Island!
Free Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the general public and all day for grandparents.
There are coat racks located on the 1st floor. Please be advised that valuables should not be left in this area.
Where else can your guests climb a real fire truck, explore the rainforest, or dance on a real stage on your child’s birthday? At this museum of course, so why not have your birthday party there? Every party includes exhibit visits guided by a Museum Educator, plus music, dancing, crafting, eating, drinking and celebrating!
There's a cafe on site with a simple menu including sandwiches, wraps, & hot dogs!
Healthy Eating There are healthy options in the cafe
Staten Island Children’s Museum is close to major highways and is easily accessible by public transportation, including the MTA bus, train, and ferry
Teachers can plan a trip to the Staten Island Children’s Museum. Students learn through their hands-on experience, generated by their own curiosity and excitement.All programs are guided by a museum educator; connect with science, language arts, social studies, the arts and early childhood education.
Most components of all exhibitions are wheelchair accessible. Because of the unique nature of our exhibits, portions of Great Explorations, Block Harbor and Portia’s Playhouse are not accessible, but include parallel activities for visitors who use wheelchairs. Service animals welcome
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Nursing is allowed anywhere in the Museum. There is a private nursing area in the Community Gallery exhibit located on the lower level near Sea of Boats. Stroller parking space is limited in the Museum. Please consider leaving your stroller at home or using a smaller umbrella-style stroller.
July & August: 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Sunday (7pm close Wednesday) / Rest of year: 11am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday, 10am - 5pm weekends
Open year round but closed most Mondays
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