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Day Tripper - The Staten Island Childrens Museum
03/06/2012

Day Tripper - The Staten Island Childrens Museum


The Staten Island
Children's Museum
is fun for all ages!

Since 1976 The Staten Island Childrens Museum has been providing fun, hands-on learning experiences  for youths of all ages. The Staten Island Childrens Museum marvels at childrens natural curiosity. It aims  to nurture their creativity and inquisitiveness by recognizing and celebrating their various learning styles.  Their wide variety of interactive exhibits, workshops, and programs vividly demonstrate just how fun and  exciting learning can be, no matter what topics a child gets excited about! Whether he or she is intrigued  learning how mammals and insects operate and interact out in the wild, crafting culinary skills, creating art  or just spending a fun afternoon playing with friends, The Staten Island Childrens museum is the perfect  way to spend a wholesome day out with your child.

The Staten Island Childrens Museum is located about 10 miles away from the Outerbridge Crossing on the  grounds of the historic Sailors Snug Harbor Cultural Center and just five minutes from the Staten Island  Ferry terminal. With tickets costing just $6 for ages 1 and above and free parking, its an accessible, fun  and affordable excursion for the whole family. As the 250,000 annual visitors can attest to, theres no better  place to launch your children on a voyage of discovery about themselves and the world around them.



Current Exhibits
The Staten Island Childrens Museum rotates and alters some of its exhibits throughout the year. Here are  their current interactive displays that will be sure to entertain you and your children:

The Big Game: Come play some big board games. Kids can play chess, checkers and dominoes, with  some pieces over 15 inches tall!



Bugs and Other Insects: Want to learn about a real bugs life? Heres your chance! Become a spider and  catch a meal, carry larvae through a human-size ant hill. Watch bees at work in their hives, or the birth of a  butterfly.



Block Harbor: Ahoy mate! Explore the various elements of a pirate ship. Peep through a telescope and be  a lookout on the upper deck, cook in the galley, or take charge and navigate the wheel! Once youre on dry  land, make a block city or just make believe!

Great Explorations: Learn about our planets extreme environments. Explore a rainforible and take a dive to the ocean floor.

House About It: Learn how houses are built and about the people who build them. Work inside a frame  house, and design it from the ground up! Use the digger, work with a real drill, design and decorate. And  when its done, try the wrecking ball!

Portias Playhouse: An authentic theatre with enough costumes for every young thespian to pretend. Kids  can put on skits using props and sound effects to enhance the performance on the real stage. (Closed  during scheduled performances)

Ladder 11: Pretend youre a firefighter! Ring the bell, slide down the pole and throw on firefighter gear.  Then hop aboard the fire truck, and hook up a hose!



Public Programs and Activities
In addition to the exhibits, the Staten Island Childrens Museum offers several programs for older kids and toddlers alike. All programs are free unless otherwise noted.



Daily Activities
Animal Time! Watch or assist the museum educators as they feed and care for bugs, fish, guinea pigs and birds.



Weekday Programs
Clay Day: Work with air-dry clay and turn it into a slab or a coil or just pinch it into shape. Wednesdays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Paint Day: Who knows? Picasso may have started like this! Thursdays 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Kidz Cook: Mix and make and taste a new recipe every week. Fridays 2, 3 & 4 p.m.

Tots Time Plus: Preschoolers can create artwork, sing-a-long, listen to stories & visit exhibits. Admission + $5 for child. Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Visitors not admitted to classes after 11:45.



Weekend Family Workshops
Every weekend families can share creative experiences as part of the Up4Art teaching artists series, participate in holiday crafts workshops, performances and more. Below are some special upcoming events  sure to keep the family entertained this spring:



March 10, 2 p.m.
Irish Dancers!
Irish Step dancing is fun and loud and thats no blarney! Come watch and learn a few steps!
March 23, 1 p.m.

Meet Andrew and his Worms!
See and touch worms! Learn why these wriggly critters make fruits and veggies more nutritious from the NYC Compost Project.

March 31 Noon 4 p.m.

EGG-Stravaganza!
Fun for the whole family!
FREE ADMISSION


April 21, Noon 3 p.m.

NYPD Day
Meet real crime-fighters from the NYPD. Sit in their patrol car, earn your own shield, and learn to fingerprint!
April 28, Noon 3 p.m.
FDNY Smokehouse
Learn what its like to be a NYC firefighter in this real-life sized burning building.
With all of its ever-changing exhibits and activities that allow kids unique, unparalleled hands-on learning opportunities, a trip to The Staten Island Childrens Museum is the perfect supplement to your childs school  lessons, or a terrific, fun learning experience on its own. Be sure to ask about their multi-tiered membership  and benefits programs. Friend them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter (@kidsmuseum) to keep up-to-date on their coming attractions!



Admission:
One year of age and older - $6
Members admitted free
Grandparents free on Wednesdays
Group visits call (718) 273-2060, extension 137


Hours:

Open Tuesday through Sunday & closed Monday except most school holidays
Hours reflect the New York City Public School Schedule
Noon - 5 p.m. when schools are open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. when schools are closed (including weekends)



The Staten Island
Childrens Museum
1000 Richmond Terrace
Staten Island, NY 10301
(718) 273-2060
www.statenislandkids.org


Fun Facts

Sailors Snug Harbor was founded in 1801 by Captain Robert Richard Randall, for whom the nearby neighborhood  Randall Manor is named. The harbor was originally intended to be a settlement for retired sailors. Thomas Melville, the  brother of Moby Dick author Herman Melville, was the governor of Snug Harbor from 1867 to 1884. The museum is home  to Timmy Jr., a rubber band ball that weighs about 350 pounds!

The Praying Mantis sculpture, Francis, in front of the museum was re-designed by local artist Lenny Prince after the first wooden sculpture had fallen victim to wear and tear. Francis 2.0 is comprised of more than 50 pieces of sculpted  metals. The original Francis was mentioned in lyrics of several versions of the 1990s hit song, Its all about the  Benjamins.



Getting There

Driving:

Take Garden State Parkway North to exit 127 onto Route 440 North. Continue onto I-287 East, Staten Island  Expressway. Take Exit 13. Proceed to the Clove Road intersection and turn left on Clove Road. Advance six traffic lights,  turn right on Bard Avenue. Follow to the end, turn right onto Richmond Terrace. Go three blocks, turn right onto Tysen  Street. Go one block to Fillmore St. Turn right, and enter Snug Harbor. Free parking for the Childrens Museum is  immediately to the left of the entrance.

Public transportation:

Take Staten Island Ferry. At St. George Ferry Terminal, take the S40 bus to the Snug Harbor Road stop.




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