Monthly Programming

January 2019 Program Highlights

Discovering Our Animal Friends! 

Join us in January as we learn all about animals! We will have fun activities and visits from live animals during special events throughout the month. And be sure to visit our “Bugs and Other Arthropods” exhibit on the 3rd floor during your next visit to get an up close look at a bearded dragon, Russian tortoise, fire bellied toads, tarantula, butterflies and more!



Play Café!
Saturday, January 5, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Socialize in our pop-up Café and enjoy free coffee or tea while children, ages 3 – 6, do crafts and other fun activities guided by our staff. Pre-registration is required; email by January 2 to reserve your spot.











Con Edison Second Saturday Science!Happy Hibernations
Saturday, January 12, Noon – 1:00 pm
Explore how certain animals survive in the winter months and meet some special critters from the Staten Island Zoo. Limited to 25 attendees; pick up a ticket at the front desk.






Sit! Roll Over! Bark!
Saturday, January 19, 2:00 & 3:00 pm
Learn techniques to train your dog to be the best that it can be. Presented by Behavior Plus.









Barnyard Kids
Sunday, January 27, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
What does it take to work on a farm? Find out from the Barnyard Kids! Meet some working animals from their farms. Presented by New Jersey’s Middlesex County’s 4H Club.












ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Make delicious and nutritious foods that both you and your pet can enjoy! Sessions are free with admission; tickets will be available at the front desk.






Weekend Art Studio
Saturdays & Sundays
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Try wet felting techniques and use wool to create fiber art.








SPECIAL EVENTS: Celebrating the Life & Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cool School Holiday: Monday, January 21
Free admission for all from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sponsored by the Lois and Richard Nicotra Foundation and Stop & Shop


11:00 am – 4:00 pm
“I Have A Dream”
Listen to the story “Martin’s Big Words” and then create your own sign with messages inspired by Dr. King’s vision.


3:00 pm
Join local young musicians from the Staten Island Steel Pan Orchestra to learn about steel drums and then enjoy a performance and a message of unity inspired by Dr. King.



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



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