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The Museum is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Weekends, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The museum is CLOSED most Mondays.

On public school holidays, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Special Member-Only hours, Tuesday – Friday, 10 a.m. to  6 p.m. (Sometimes the Museum gets crowded with school groups from 10 to noon–feel free to call ahead to check!)


The mission of the Staten Island Children’s Museum is to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children, to recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and to demonstrate vividly that learning can be exciting and fun.


Staten Island Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 273-2060 | Fax: (718) 273-2836

On the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center



Admission is $6 per person, ages 1 and up.
Members are admitted FREE.
Grandparents are FREE on Wednesdays.
For group visits, call 718-273-2060 ext. 137


Designated parking locations are found in the East Parking Lot, opposite the Children’s Museum and just inside the Fillmore Street entrance.Public transportation:
To get to the Children’s Museum, take the Staten Island Ferry, then hop on the S40 bus at the St. George Ferry Terminal to the Snug Harbor Road stop. (5-10 minutes)MapDriving:
From Staten Island Expressway (Rte. 278) take Exit 13A (Clove Road ). Proceed to Clove Road intersection and turn North on Clove Road (right if coming from Brooklyn, left if coming from New Jersey). Take Clove Road six traffic lights to Bard Avenue. Turn Right on Bard Avenue and follow to the end (Richmond Terrace). Turn right on Richmond Terrace and go three blocks to Tysen Street. Turn Right on Tysen and go one block to Fillmore Street . Turn right and enter Snug Harbor gates. Parking for the Children’s Museum is immediately to the left of the entrance.Map



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Cool School Holidays

Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. FREE!


Monday, September 14, sponsored by TD Bank

Monday, October 12, sponsored by Macy’s           

Tuesday, November 3, sponsored by Mid-Island Rotary

Wednesday, November 11, sponsored by Stop and Shop

Monday, December 28, sponsored by the Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation.


Visit our calendar to learn more.

We’re Looking for a Very Special Kid!

Now accepting nominations for the 2015/16 Kid of Achievement award.

Every year for the past 24, the Staten Island Children’s Museum awards a very special “Kid of Achievement” at our annual Circle of Friends business luncheon. The luncheon takes place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The prestigious award, which comes with a $100 honorarium and a beautiful framed certificate, is bestowed on a local student (age 11 to 18) whose volunteerism and hard work has made a difference in their community.

Leaders from Staten Island’s business and non-profit communities attend the luncheon to celebrate the accomplishments of the winner. The event provides major exposure for a young person’s cause, plus, being a “Kid of Achievement” looks great on college applications!

The Staten Island Children’s Museum “Kid of Achievement” award is a meaningful way to celebrate and acknowledge their hard work in school and in their community—nominate them today.  The winner is chosen after review by the Circle of Friends Business Luncheon committee.

Please tell us in a paragraph or two about why your nominee deserves to be 2015’s “Kid of Achievement.” Email your entry to grotondo@sichildrensmuseum.org or mail to Gina Rotondo, Staten Island Children’s Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, S.I., NY  10310.  Include nominee’s name, age, and school as well as your contact information by October 20th.  Please call 718-273-2060 ext. 151 for any additional information.


24th Annual Circle of Friends Business Luncheon

Each year the Museum honors businesses and organizations that help make Staten Island a great place to live and raise our families. This year’s Circle of Friends Business Luncheon will be held Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Nicotra’s Ballroom at the Hilton Garden Inn. The Circle of Friends Business Luncheon is the Museum’s key fundraising event of the year.  Funds raised at the Luncheon enable us to provide free access days, free programs, low admission cost plus provide in-school, in-museum and afterschool programs to thousands of children. Please join us in celebrating the generosity of the honorees!  Tickets are available, email Gina Rotondo for information.

You can also show your support by placing an ad or a “shout out” greeting in our 2016 Page-a-Day Calendar. Ads are available for $100 per page. Choose your date, and showcase your business to Staten Island’s business and non-profit leaders. Deadline for ads is October 8, 2015.  Please contact Gina to reserve your ad today.

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