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; address New York City Scope and Sequence, Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in the Arts and Common Core Standards. Please download our Education Brochure for details about each of our school programs.
Thanks to a generous grant from Target, the Staten Island Children’s Museum is offering all Staten Island Title I schools 8 free class trips to visit the museum’s exhibits during the 2017/2018 school year.
Discounts are available for special education classes. For more information or to book your visit, please contact our Reservationist at: 718-273-2060 ext. 137 between 10:00am and 2:30pm OR choose a program below and submit the application form online.
Teachers and administrators- please take advantage of us, use us in the best possible way. Tell us what you need and how we can help. We are a complement to what you do and we are always willing and eager to work with you to meet your goals. We offer orientations and familiarization tours for pre-service and in-service teachers, in-school residencies, grant partnerships, UPK relationships, and outreach programs.
Need a space for meetings, training, or staff development? Have a great idea that is so “out-of-the-box” you’re not sure you can make it happen? We can help you make it happen. Run it past our Director of Education at 718-273-2060 ext. 265 who will be happy to work with you. Department of Education personnel are invited to visit the Museum at any time at no charge for a personalized visit.
Schools, Afterschool Groups, Clubs, Organizations.
For more information or to schedule a visit call ext. 137.
Group Visiting FAQ’s
May I bring my day campers or group for an unscheduled visit to the Children’s Museum?
Groups are welcome to visit the Children’s Museum, however, without reservations your group will be considered regular Museum visitors. We cannot provide unscheduled groups the same resources reserved for scheduled groups—such as guaranteed admission time, group rate, storage for personal belongings, lunch space and educator-led activities.
What is the cost for an unscheduled group visit?
Each visitor, including adult chaperones, has to pay regular admission rate ($8 per person) at the front desk prior to entry and should anticipate a line most days. Due to safety issues, if the Museum is fully booked when an unscheduled group arrives, the group may have to wait for entry until a scheduled group leaves the building.
How many adult chaperones does our group need?
One adult chaperone (age 18 years or older) for every 5 children is required.
Supplemental Educational Resources
Please download Bugs and Other Arthropods