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Staten Island Children's Museum, Staten Island

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Children’s Museum Museum
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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  • We visited on a hot sunny day which meant we had the museum virtually to ourselves. The kids loved it. Highlights were the theatre and the fire engine but they thoroughly enjoyed all the different zon...  more »
  • Tourists beware. We felt very intimidated coming to this attraction. We thought this would be a fab day with our three girls, as they love science and we were visiting from the Uk. We got a taxi from ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • We could go back here again and again. certain exhibits could use updating but great day activity for children with many multi sensory fun educational activities. definitely entertaining for kids... couldn't get to everything in one day. suitable for multiple ages.
  • Perfect for 2 to 4 year olds. Amazing variety. Beautiful and surprising spaces around every corner.
  • This place has three floors and so much for kids to do! You can make a great learning experience or day of this.
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  • Good place to take the young ones. A little expensive, but it's worth it.