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Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island

(4.3/5 based on 55+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Attended a brass band festival here with my family it was a wonderful day the museum is interactive the grounds are superb and the staff helpful and friendly  more »
  • It was a rainy day and my cousin's two boys, ages 6 and 8, were running around my house. I figured it would be a good time to get them out of the house. We went the museum around noon and the boys wer...  more »
  • Worth every penny and time. A great experience our little one loved it! A short ride from the Ferry.  more »
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  • My daughter loves this place. She loves the fire truck, the light up wall, and the (unfortunately) loud bell that she can ring outside. It can be a day of fun for younger kids (7 and under) but older kids might be bored of it pretty quickly.
  • Spacious & lots of fun stuff. Even 10 year old had a blast. Cafe closed on Sundays but they have lots of vending machines & sell ice cream at the front. Hot Pokemon site too
  • About half of the exhibits were just not working, broken, missing pieces, etc. There are nice outdoor play areas too, but they are in direct sunlight and it can get super hot out there. Good place for young children but could be so much better.
  • I went there when I was about in third grade and I absolutely loved this place. Today me and my family are debating as to whether we should go here today, and I think the children's mueseum is gonna win! Once they heard the huge child sized house, they already fell in love. This place is amazing; its mostly made for younger children, but me (12 yr old) and my sister (9 yr old) loved this place, and we totally need to introduce it to my younger sister (5 yr old). Hope you all enjoy!!
  • Went today for the first time. Not bad cute place however me and my fiancĂ© do agree that it could use a much needed update on a lot of stuff. Some things are missing from the activities. We found some things to be very dirty and not cleaned they could totally have better stuff out doors but other than that the place was nice and cute.my 2 year old had fun.