Monthly Programming

February 2018 Program Highlights

Celebrating Black History Month and the contributions of people from the African diaspora



Mary Jackson at Work NASA LangleyCon Edison Second Saturday Science! Cosmic Computer Women

Saturday, February 10, Noon – 1:00 pm

Play math games and learn about Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson and Katherine Johnson, pioneer NASA mathematicians whose contributions were featured in the movie “Hidden Figures.”




cut out clothes colorful sampleTres Chic! Cut-Out Clothes 

Sunday, February 11, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Create paper dolls in celebration of fashion week and celebrate the work of designer Tracy Reese and model Chantelle Brown-Young. 









Break pic GENYC Public School Lunar New Year Holiday & Midwinter Recess Week

Friday, February 16 – Sunday, February 25
Museum open from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm daily


NEW! Winter Fun Camp during Midwinter Recess Week

Everything you love about our Summer Mini Camps can now be enjoyed in our NEW Winter Fun Camp! Register today!






Cool School


Cool School Holiday: Presidents’ Day

Monday, February 19

FREE admission to the Museum all day, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Staten Island Children’s Museum Trustees








Underground RailroadThe Underground Railroad

Monday, February 19, sessions at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 & 4:00 pm

Staten Island’s Sandy Ground Historical Society will share a presentation on the Underground Railroad, which led thousands of slaves to freedom.

Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk; limited to 25 attendees per session.




February Pyeongchang_2018_Olympic_official_emblemArt Workshop: Celebrate the Olympic Games!

Monday, February 19 – Thursday, February 22 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Stop by the Walk-In Workshop to make a Winter Olympic Medal! Pick up timed tickets at the front desk; limited to 25 people per session.


Tuesday, February 20 – Thursday, February 22 at 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Come learn and practice the skills needed to be an Olympian like Lolo Jones, Vonetta Flowers, Shani Davis and Debi Thomas. 




February Praise DancePraise Dance 

Saturday, February 24 at 2:00 & 3:00 pm

Join Staten Island’s own Rev. Olga Robinson and learn about Praise Dance, which is commonly performed at Afro-Caribbean houses of worship.






February Year of the Dog Celebration Photo 1 dragonCelebrate the Year of the Dog 

Sunday, February 25 at 2:00 pm

Join the New York Chinese Cultural Center for a performance at 2:00 pm followed by paper-cutting workshops at 3:00 & 3:30 pm. Pick up a timed ticket at the front desk; workshops are limited to 25 people per session.






Red_Beans_and_RiceShopRite Kidz Cook Every Friday at 3:00 & 4:00 pm


Additional sessions on Friday, February 16 at 1:00 & 2:00 pm for NYC Public School Lunar New Year Holiday

Learn how crops from Africa are included in the Creole style of cooking found in New Orleans.





February Alma Thomas artWeekend Art Studio

Saturdays & Sundays from 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Create concentric circles of color inspired by the works of African-American expressionist painter Alma Thomas.











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



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