Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island

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The Staten Island Children's Museum is a children's museum on the grounds of Sailors' Snug Harbor on Staten Island, New York, opened in 1976, following community and government support for the project. The museum stresses a hands-on interactive approach to its exhibits and currently offers visitors nine separate exhibit areas. Current exhibits include House About It (Home building), Bugs and other insects, Great Explorations, Sea of Boats, Ladder 11, Portia's Playhouse, the Garden Terrace and Big Games. A large metal sculpture of a Praying Mantis, named Francis the Praying Mantis, is located in front of the museum.The museum houses a small live animal exhibit with fish and insects on display.In 2005, it was among 406 New York City arts and social service institutions to receive part of a $20 million grant from the Carnegie Corporation, which was made possible through a donation by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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  • the SI Children's Museum is a wonderful place to bring children. the exhibits and activities stimulate curious young minds.  more »
  • There are three or four levels to wander through. The top floor and the largest and most disgusting display of live Madagascar hissing cockroaches. A really nice place with hands-on activities for you...  more »
  • Since out kid waqs young and now our little cousins this has always been a fun place to enjoy for your and old alike.  more »
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  • It is just a giant playroom... NOT a "museum"... very worn out "exhibits", not a lot to see... children won't learn nothing from this place. staff looked very bored and did not care much about anything other than what's going on on her phone I would not recommend anybody visiting this place.
  • Kids Love it. Kinda small though. Limited rooms. They have a variety of rooms and play areas. Staff is friendly and helpful. Came for a birthday party, definitely not worth it, unless you want to over pay and have other people at your party.
  • very good place to go. but need more staffing for the big kids.
  • Fun and educational for little kids, they have activities indoor/outdoor, areas to hang your coats and leave your strollers.
  • Gramma takes the kids. Never been, but they swear by it. They love the life-size chess set!
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