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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  • This place is pretty cool. They have a fire truck kids can go in and play with. They have an insect room. They have an entire fake stage set up with lights and audio that plays back on a screen - that...  more »
  • This museum could be so much more than it is. Disappointing that so many interactive activities were not working. Pieces to activities were missing. Museum should update and repair exhibits. Also the ...  more »
  • SI Childrens Museum has been a part of our community for many years. It is an outstanding place for young ones to elementary age. Parking at location, small cost for entry.  more »
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  • Perfect for 2 to 4 year olds. Amazing variety. Beautiful and surprising spaces around every corner.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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