Staten Island Children's Museum

Staten Island, NY

Where are we going?

Staten Island Children's Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island
NY 10301


What is there to do?

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $8

Children: $8

Discount: Free Hours: Wednesdays 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for the general public and all day for grandparents.

Free Under: 12 months


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

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


Any top tips?

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!

I’m Hungry!

There's a cafe on site with a simple menu including sandwiches, wraps, & hot dogs!

Healthy Eating

There are healthy options in the cafe - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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