Staten Island:

Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden - 1000 Richmond Terrace (at Tysen St.) Staten Island, NY 10301 718-425-3504.offers an oasis for families in Staten Island. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students, children and seniors. For more information visit them at


The Staten Island Children's Museum appeals to the intrepid explorer in every child.  Interactive exhibitions and creative workshops offer plenty of opportunities for hands-on, first hand experiences that nurture children's natural curiosity and creativity. Call 718-273-2060. Special Exhibits:
The Big Game: Come and play some big board games. Kids can play chess, checkers and dominoes.
Bugs and Other Insects: Become a spider and catch a meal, help pollinate flowers, create your own insect, examine a honey bee hive, crawl through an ant hill and watch butterflies being born.
Block Harbor: Explore the pirate ship and pretend to be a sailor; cross over the bridge and be a lookout on the upper deck, peep through a telescope, ring the bell, navigate the wheel, cook in the galley; make a block city – or just make believe.
Great Explorations: Explore a rainforest canopy and cave, drive a dogsled in the tundra or dive to the ocean floor, build an igloo, cross a river, walk on snow shoes, host a radio show, drive a submersible. Learn about extreme environments.
House About It: It's all about the homes people go to, how they are built and the people who build them. Work in our frame house, use the digger and the wrecking ball, work with a real drill, design and decorate. Learn about all the different trades.
Portia's Playhouse: An authentic theatre with plenty of costumes to help young thespians pretend. Kids can put on skits using props and sound effects to enhance the performance on the real stage. (Closed when performances are scheduled)
Ladder 11: Pretend you are a firefighter – ring the bell, slide down the pole, don firefighter gear, manipulate the gauges, hook up a hose and jump aboard our fire truck.
Sea Of Boats: (weather permitting) An outdoor sea-faring play-space that features boats, a lighthouse, a crow's nest with activities including radar, Morse Code, fishing, oystering, water play and other nautical knick-knacks.
Staten Island Museum - 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building A, Staten Island, New York 1030 - will open in Snug Harbor. Recommended Admission: Adults: $8.00. Students and Seniors: $5.00. Children under 12 - $2 and Members: FREE. Sneak Peek Tuesdays Free admission 12-2pm.
Historic Richmond Town - 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306 is a historic park wth four sites, which includes tours of Decker Farm, Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House and Judge Jacob Tysen House where visitors can experience life in early America. The daily tours are each different experiences so you may want to plan your visit based on what interests you the most. And come back to see more! Call 718 • 351 • 1611. Admission is Adults - $8.00, Seniors & Students (12-17) - $6.00 and Children 4-11-$5.00 Every FRIDAY regular admission is FREE! Members are free.
Apr 8 NYC BBQ Cookoff 2017 - NYC's only KCBS sanctioned cookoff for the whole family. Sample, stroll, quench and enjoy fun stuff with the kids at 12pm. Adults: $12.75 Online, $15 at the Door. Children: $6 Online, $8 at the Door.
Apr 15 Historic Richmond Town Easter Egg Hunt – Bring an egg carton to decorate in high Victorian style, transforming it into a festive egg-holder which can hold up to 6 candy-filled eggs. All decorations are provided. Meet the Easter Bunny as you hunt for eggs in a Victorian town house decorated for spring at 11am. Refreshments will be served. Recommended for children ages 3 and up. Prepaid reservations required. Tickets are $10 for children and $5 for adults.