The Staten Island Children’s Museum is open to children of all ages, offering a broad selection of exhibits, programs, special events, and creative activities. Learn, grow and be entertained with a hands-on, kid-friendly experience!
The Staten Island Children’s Museum has been expanding minds & imaginations since 1974.
Staten Island Children's Museum
Staten Island Children’s Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 273-2060 / Fax: (718) 273-2836
Grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden
Tuesday, and Thursday through Sunday
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Museum will be Closed
July 4, Independence Day
$8 for people 1 year and up
Members are admitted for FREE every day
FREE admission 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm every Wednesday
Grandparents are admitted FREE all day on Wednesdays!
Group Visits: Please call (718) 273-2060, ext. 137
Adults unaccompanied by minor children will not be admitted to the Museum.
All programs are free unless otherwise noted.
Directions & Parking
Designated parking locations are found in the East Parking Lot, opposite the Children’s Museum and just inside the Fillmore Street entrance.
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)
From Staten Island Expressway (Rte. 278) take Exit 13 (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.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum is committed to making its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to all who visit.
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.
For more information about specific exhibitions within the Children’s Museum, please inquire at the Admissions Desk in the main building.
Appropriately documented guide dogs and animals for assisted therapy are welcome in the Children’s Museum!
Guide to the Children’s Museum
Please download our guide to visiting the Children’s Museum. Created specifically for children with sensory issues, this annotated guide is a fun way for the entire family to familiarize themselves with the Museum’s exhibits, sounds, and quiet areas.
Please inform any uniformed staff member if First Aid is required.
In case of emergency, call 718-273-2060 and dial 0 to talk to the Admissions desk if help is needed.
The Snack Zone
Enjoy a simple yet delicious, fresh and healthy meal at very moderate prices. Menu items include sandwiches, wraps, salads, hot dogs and an occasional special. Hot drinks, chips and fresh fruit are also on the menu. Cold drinks and additional eating options are available in vending machines. Credit & debit cards accepted at the Snack Zone.
The café is collaboration with On Your Mark, (OYM) an agency which provides services to children and adults with disabilities.
Stop by and meet the OYM staff and the day-habilitation participants. The café is a program that helps teach participants responsibilities including grocery shopping, preparing meals, cleaning and maintaining the premises, simple math and providing customer service. By the way, the program participants use their tips to save up for trips they take on weekends.
Since the café is a day-habilitation program teaching participants these life skills it has limited hours of operations, normally Tuesday through Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Times do change so please call ahead to check that the café is open. Of course the vending machines are always available.
Also, during late Spring, Summer and early Fall, Harbor Eats, a take out shack on the grounds of Snug Harbor offers lunch options and provides seating.