Monthly Programming

July 2019 Program Highlights

We’re learning about Maritime History throughout the month!


Weekday Art Studio
Wednesdays and Thursdays
1:30 – 4:30 pm
Learn about sailors’ knot-making and create their your own beautiful macramé “hitchings.”






ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Seafood is abundant when living and working on a ship. Come and explore the bounty of the sea from the galley! Pick up a ticket at the front desk.








Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
“Lighthouses & the Fresnel Lens”

Saturday, July 13
Noon – 1:00 pm

Learn about the history of the Fresnel lens, which was first used in the 1800s to focus the beam in a lighthouse, and then conduct magnifying experiments.  Free with admission -limited to 25 attendees.



Boat Spotting!
Sunday, July 14, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
We’re collaborating with Snug Harbor campus partner The Noble Maritime Collection and take young explorers on a “Boat Spotting” expedition! Meet at the Sea of Boats exhibit at the Children’s Museum, walk to the nearby Kill Van Kull to spot ships, and finish inside the Noble to see the history of the sailors who once lived at Snug Harbor.



More July Programs!

“Zine” Making Workshop
Saturday, July 20
1:00 – 4:00 pm
July is International “Zine” Month! A “zine,” short for magazine, is a self-published book that can contain art, writing, collage or whatever an imagination creates. The Staten Island Zine League (SIZL) will lead this zine-making workshop.



Moth Night
Saturday, July 20
8:30 – 10:00 pm
Nocturnal visitors will celebrate National Moth Week with face painting and a nighttime hike at the Staten Island Museum, Building A at Snug Harbor. The cost is $10 per adult and children under age 12 are free. Tickets are available at



Boogie Woogie Wednesday!
Each Wednesday in July and August, the Children’s Museum will offer free admission beginning at 5:00 pm. Visitors can explore the Children’s Museum exhibits, make crafts and stop by story time with Literacy INC. from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Then it’s time to head outside to the Sea of Boats Amphitheater for the show.  Check out the performance schedule!



Weekend Art Studio
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Stop by on Saturdays for time to “Paint, Stamp & Draw” and on Sundays to “Sculpt & Shape.”








We will be closed on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4.



The Staten Island Children’s Museum will once again participate in the Blue Star Museums Program, offering free admission to active and reserve military families with ID starting on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18 until Labor Day, Monday, September 2.


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



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