March 2019 Program Highlights
Celebrating Women’s History Month
Join us as we celebrate Women’s History Month in March with special STEAM-themed programs that will be hands-on and fun for all!
International Women’s Day
Friday, March 8 at 2:00 pm
Oceanographer and biologist Sylvia Earle is the focus of our programming on this special day. Young scientists will join a simulated oil spill clean-up project and learn about Earle’s dedication to preserving ocean life.
Con Edison Second Saturday Science!
Staten Island Women in Science
Saturday, March 9,
Noon – 1:00 pm
Join the women biologists and ecologists from Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden as they lead participants in a variety of hands-on demonstrations related to their fieldwork.
St. Patrick’s Day Musical Celebration
Saturday, March 9 at 3:00 pm
Staten Island’s own youth pipe band Celtic Cross Pipes & Drums will perform traditional Irish music at the Children’s Museum to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.
Pi Day: Recognizing Women In Mathematics
Thursday, March 14 at 4:00 pm
Learn about the life and work of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious award in Mathematics. Visitors will also be treated to a slice of pizza pie, courtesy of Paulie’s Pizzeria (while supplies last).
Staten Island Legend: Photos & Portraits
Saturday, March 16 at 2:00 & 3:00 pm
Staten Island photographer Alice Austen’s birthday will be celebrated at the Children’s Museum on Saturday, March 16 during the special “Photos and Portraits” photography workshops led by the Alice Austen House. Timed tickets will be available at the front desk.
Sensory Friendly Family Fun Night
Thursday, March 21, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
The Children’s Museum will once again partner with the GRACE Foundation of New York to bring its second “Sensory Friendly Family Fun Night” to children ages 5 – 11 who are affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families. The event on Thursday, March 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm includes an art activity and specially-designed experiences in the Children’s Museum’s hands-on exhibits. Tickets are $6 per person and must be purchased in advance – only a limited number of tickets will be sold. A light dinner will be served. Register here or contact the Children’s Museum for more information at (718) 273-2060, ext. 137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s the Word? Staten Island Reading Association Literacy Day
Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm
The Staten Island Reading Association returns to the Children’s Museum on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Sabrina Panfilo, author of children’s books Tomey and the Caterpillar and Our Special Fish Dish Wish will share a reading. Visitors will be treated to a performance by local musician Gary Moore, arts and crafts activities, and special give-a-ways (while supplies last).
ShopRite Kidz Cook
Fridays at 3:00 & 4:00 pm
Make dishes inspired by Irish female chefs who are creating delicious new takes on traditional favorites. Sessions are free with admission; tickets will be available at the front desk.
Please note that all programming is subject to change; please check the Museum’s website or call for updates.