Monthly Programming

May 2018 Program Highlights


Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 

Please note that the Museum will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration
ShopRite Kidz Cook
Friday, May 4, Sessions at 3:00 & 4:00 pm

Make delicious Mexican grilled corn on the cob and mangoes with TAJÍN seasoning. Free with admission; pick up a ticket at the front desk.







Sundog Theatre Presents: “The Trial of Hansel and Gretel”
Saturday, May 5 at 12:15 pm
Enjoy a performance of the classic tale from this Staten Island theatre troupe.











Family Adventure Walk:
Discover Animals!
Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 pm
The Staten Island Children’s Museum will participate in“Jane’s Walk,” the program that offers free walking tours inspired by the work of urban activist Jane Jacobs.
Walkers will meet outside at the sculpture of Francis the Praying Mantis, check out the “Bugs and Other Arthropods” exhibit and then head out to look for other animals throughout the grounds of Snug Harbor. The event is free, but be sure to register.





Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
High in the Himalayas
Saturday, May 12
Noon – 1:00 pm

Learn about Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world, and study the types of rocks found there. 







Martial Arts Workshop presented by The Filipino School of NY and NJ
Sunday, May 20 at 1:00 & 2:00 pm








Mother’s Day Cherry Blossom Painting
Sunday, May 20
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn about the history of cherry blossoms and create beautiful paintings to share this Mother’s Day. Presented by Peggy Lee, a first-generation Chinese-American artist.






Honoring the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn about Daniel K. Inouye, U.S. Senator from Hawaii, and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the U.S. unit composed of all Japanese soldiers during WWII. Honor their achievements by creating your own Purple Heart, Distinguished Service and Bronze Star medals in this Memorial Day Walk-In Workshop. 









ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays, sessions at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Cook and enjoy traditional Hawaiian dishes! Free with admission; just pick up a ticket at the front desk.









Weekend Art Studio: Manga Madness!
Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Create your own Japanese anime-inspired illustrations.






Blue Star Museums Military Discount
The Staten Island Children’s Museum proudly participates in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering Active and Reserve Military Families with ID free admission from May 26 through Labor Day, September 3. This Program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.





Please note that all programming is subject to change; please check the Museum’s website or call for updates.



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