Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Staten Island Children's Museum

 Have you ever been to the Staten Island Children's Museum?
You may want to know, economically speaking: The museum has several free days scattered throughout the year, usually on the days the children are out of school.  Check their website to see which days.
Things you need: snacks, camera, patience, baby wipes, normal supplies and water.
How long to expect to be there:  All day! 
How to make it more fun:  Use some pictures from the web or even this page and come up with a scavenger hunt--see if your kids can find the different things (see photos for examples).  
What to note:  There is parking about a block away. The Children's Museum is a difficult place to find and there are several entrances to the group of public buildings, so stop take a good look at the map inside the gates and find the place. 1000 Richmond Terrace is also the location of the Staten Island Botanical Garden and Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden . . . I think they also have a theater and some other things too.

Other things to look for:

The Chess Set
Bowling Pins
The Mantis

Bug on a Rock
Puppet Theater
Bug zoo
Fire Truck

Sound Board