Museums >Staten Island Childrens Museum
1000 Richmond Ter, Staten Island, NY | Directions 1030140.641115 -74.103051
During the school year: Tue-Sun: 12pm-5pm Summer hours: Tue-Sun: 11am-5pm
Neighborhoods: Randall Manor
I am so glad my 9 year old did not out gro this place – That is correct. If you ask my son what he want to do, that is what he wants to do. It is better than a playground, it is a playground with some of the imaginary lines already filled in. A year ago, I thouught my kids outgrew this place. I was sad. But I was wrong. So we took his other BFF. Here they are playing if front of the cool mural that thanks all the sponsors.
The place was packed today. The kids don't care, but I think some of the soccer moms were wishing Spring Break would already end and they could get back to their routines. They would probably enjoy their children's vacation if they would leave the high heals home and stop texting when they children need them.
Anyway, we finally got there to enjoy the Snack Zone. I have heard the food was great, but they are only open till 1:30. The 2 boys had a kids meal (grilled cheese, juice box and a (fairly) healthy snack) and I had a GREAT roast beef wrap for less that 8 bucks. I woulda spent $10 more to eat cr*p and a fast food place. Whoo Whoo!!
With so many buttons to press, levers to lift and holes to crawl through, kids won't have time to whine. – Floors of Fun
For Manhattan-dwelling parents who think activities for kids end at South Street Seaport, think again. Just a ferry cruise and short bus ride away is this intimate children's museum, nestled deep in the picturesque grounds of the Snug Harbor Cultural Center. SICM is packed with five permanent hands-on arts/science exhibits that mommies and daddies, too, will enjoy.
One exhibit lets tykes become radio announcers, arctic explorers, archaeologists or scuba divers for an afternoon. In another, toddlers guide toy boats down a bubbling brook. Little maties play house in the cabins of a mock pirate ship, while starlets steal the stage in a small theater complete with costumes, props, and a panel of sound effect buttons and lighting switches. Once the kids have exhausted themselves indoors, head to the front lawn and admire the giant praying mantis sculpture.
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