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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
1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Phone: (718) 273-2060 / Fax: (718) 273-2836
Grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden


Fall 2015 Hours


Visit:                            MEMBERS                               PUBLIC

Tuesday                       10 – 11 a.m.                           11 – 5 p.m.
Wednesday                 10 – 11 a.m.                            11 – 5 p.m.
Thursday                     10 – 11 a.m.                            11 – 5 p.m.
Friday                          10 – 11 a.m.                            11 – 5 p.m.
Saturday                                                                     10 – 5 p.m.
Sunday                                                                       10 – 5 p.m.
*Groups by reservation only 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Hours
We are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. when NYC schools are closed:

September 23 & 24
October 12
November 3, 11 & 27
December 28, 29 & 30

*Early close at 3 p.m. on December 24 and 31
The Museum will be closed:
November 26
December 25
January 1, 2016



$6 for people 1 year and up
Members are admitted for FREE
Grandparents are admitted FREE on Wednesdays!
Group Visits: Please call (718) 273-2060, ext. 137
All programs are free unless otherwise noted.

Adults unaccompanied by children will not be admitted to the Museum.


Directions & Parking
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)

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.

By Public Transportation
By Car



The Staten Island Children’s Museum is committed to making its exhibitions, programs, and services accessible to all who visit.

Accessible Exhibitions
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.
Service Animals

Appropriately documented guide dogs and animals for assisted therapy are welcome in the Children’s Museum!

First Aid

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 Tues-Sat 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.


The Snack Zone will be closed the following days in 2015:

Monday, October 12

Friday & Saturday,  November 27 & 28

Thursday, December 24

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