Staten Island Children’s Museum

Located on the grounds of Sailor’s Snug Harbor, this children’s museum is surrounded by gardens and a large outdoor play space. Learning is made fun and interactive through hands-on programs, exhibits, and themed activities. Learn about environments in the Great Explorations exhibit, or explore the carpentry of a child-sized house. Crawl through a human-sized anthill, climb into a tugboat and try fishing, and more. or watch butterflies being born; there’s even a collection of arthropods! Guided programs involve fun, hands-on workshops.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 11AM-5PM, Weekends 10AM-5PM.

School

School groups may schedule a guided visit to 1 or 3 exhibit areas (includes focused activity), or one of the Museum's Arts & Science Immersion programs. Guided by an educator, students can investigate artwork or scientific phenomena. They can learn about famous artists, and make a painting; hear a story, and make Native American jewelry; create a shadow puppet, or their own tribal masks; learn the art of bookmaking; and more. Science programs include experimenting with water and surface tension, or investigating circuitry and creating an LED card to take home.

supports classroom learning in:
Art, Science

topics covered:
art, ecology, electronics, gardening, insects, painting, storytelling, world cultures

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 718-273-2060 ext. 137.
Email: reservations@sichildrensmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School Group Size: Max. 20-30 students (varies per program). Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 75 minutes-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: Free class trips for Staten Island title I schools. Accessible To: PD.

Children’s Museum Lesson Plan

Children’s museums feature interactive exhibits that are designed to be manipulated by children.

The first children’s museum in the world was the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, founded in 1899. Hundreds of children’s museums have opened in the United States since then. As of 2007, the Association of Children’s Museums estimated that there were approximately 80 children’s museums in development alone.

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Staten Island Children’s Museum

Located on the grounds of Sailor’s Snug Harbor, this children’s museum is surrounded by gardens and a large outdoor play space. Learning is made fun and interactive through hands-on programs, exhibits, and themed activities. Learn about environments in the Great Explorations exhibit, or explore the carpentry of a child-sized house. Crawl through a human-sized anthill, climb into a tugboat and try fishing, and more. or watch butterflies being born; there’s even a collection of arthropods! Guided programs involve fun, hands-on workshops.

contact info

Hrs: Tues.-Fri. 11AM-5PM, Weekends 10AM-5PM.

Camp

Camp groups may schedule a group visit to the Museum for a day of self-guided play. They can explore a 2-story house, and study carpentry and masonry; the insect room, where they can compare and contrast bugs’ adaptations; and a large outdoor area, with a water and garden play area. They can use their imaginations in Portia’s Playhouse, Block Harbor, and the Sea of Boats; where they can put on costumes, set sail, and try some maritime trades. The Big Games hall offers a way for campers to test their thinking abilities with oversized chess, dominoes, bowling, and other fun games.

topics covered:
art, ecology, gardening, insects, storytelling, world cultures

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 718-273-2060 ext. 137.
Email: reservations@sichildrensmuseum.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Early Childhood, Elementary School Group Size: Varies. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 75 minutes-3 hours. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: 5:1. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: n/a. Cost: Fee Title I or Financial Support: n/a. Accessible To: PD.

Children’s Museum Lesson Plan

Children’s museums feature interactive exhibits that are designed to be manipulated by children.

The first children’s museum in the world was the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, founded in 1899. Hundreds of children’s museums have opened in the United States since then. As of 2007, the Association of Children’s Museums estimated that there were approximately 80 children’s museums in development alone.

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