Enjoy imaginative, creative, and cultural hands-on experiences for children ages 1 and up on the park grounds of Snug Harbor. With 12 indoor and outdoor exhibits, science & story time, camps and birthday parties, there’s something for every kid as they learn, explore and play.  Check out what’s happening during school holidays and try our art and cooking classes, dancing & creative workshops.



Announcing our New Outdoor Explorers Program! 

for 4-6 year olds

from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.

SOLD OUT – More Sessions Announced Soon! 












We invite your kids to come get moving with us in a small group based outside in our meadow and the Sea of Boats exhibit where we will have multi-cultural games and sports, scavenger hunts, nature and discovery walks, as well as music and performance play!


This six week drop off series begins Wednesday, September 16

1 x a week: $162 Non Members/$122 Members

2 x a week: $282 Non Members/$192 Members


We will honor all Memberships that were valid as of of 3/1/2020.  We are not selling Memberships at this time while the Children’s Museum remains closed to the general public.












The Census is here – respond today because we need you to make Staten Island count 100%


The Census is a count of every person in the United States, and takes place every 10 years. The 2020 Census is now underway—respond online or by phone at (844-330-2020). The Census determines federal funding for cultural instutions such as the Children’s Museum, education, healthcare, public housing and our parks, as well as our number of representatives in Congress. It’s essential that every New Yorker is counted, and our voices are heard.


  • The count of each New Yorker represents $3,000 in federal funding each year, and our fair share of over $650 billion is at stake.


  • If we are undercounted, our community could lose up to two seats in Congress, which means less of our voice in Washington on decisions that affect our future.


  • The Census is safe and secure—it will not ask for the following information: social security number, political beliefs or financial information. All information you share is kept confidential and protected by law.


  • Just 10 questions in 10 minutes.  Let’s get our share!









At Home with SICM

We’ve created At Home with SICM as a way to socially connect with our creative community of families, members, and staff online. We hope to share activity ideas and learning moments during the COVID closures and afterwards. Watch the video below to see the latest creation of our staff!



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