Staten Island Children‘s Museum

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is as kid-friendly as museums come these days – a place where youngsters can learn by DOING, not just watching. Kids are encouraged to exercise their natural curiosity, creativity and imagination here. The museum is loaded with interactive exhibits and workshops that offer plenty of opportunities for first-hand experiences. In Great Explorations, kids explore the canopies and eaves of the rainforest, plunge into the ocean depths and climb an ice wall in the frozen tundra. Water Wonder teaches about cohesion, buoyancy and other water phenomena, all courtesy of a superhero water droplet! Bugs and Other Insects is a collection of more than 200 mounted insects and nearly 100 examples of bug-inspired art. At Block Harbor, children can climb, build and explore in a waterfront environment and play on a fantasy frigate. Turn the ship’s wheel and ring the big bell. Have the acting bug? Portia’s Playhouse features costumes, props and stage makeup for kids to play with. Then it’s time to put on a show with real theatrical lighting!