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Staten Island Children’s Museum Announces Annual Fall Fix-Up Free Emergency Preparedness Festival to Celebrate the Re-opening!

Jennifer Dudley - Staten Island Children’s Museum - August 28, 2017

August 2016 --The Staten Island Children’s Museum will be closed Monday, September 4 through Monday, September 18, 2017.

Each year the Museum closes to the public for two weeks for a fall fix-up and deep cleaning. This year, exhibits will be freshened, painted, and upgraded, and all public spaces will be deepcleaned & painted. The Museum reopens on Tuesday, September 19 and the new fall hours take effect, with doors opening at 11:00 am and closing at 5:00 pm.

On Saturday, September 30, the public is invited to a very special Ready NYC Family Emergency Preparedness Festival. Sponsored by the NYC Department of Emergency Management, the Museum will be filled indoors and out with FDNY & NYPD emergency vehicles, including a crawl-through smoke house and NYEM’s Emergency Command Center, Staten Island’s own CERT Team who will demonstrate their emergency equipment, meet NYPD police horses, play with the NYC Parks Play-mobile and enjoy demonstrations, games and giveaways. Meet “Ready Girl” and receive your own collector’s edition comic book! Learn to create a family evacuation plan, and how to be prepared in case of an emergency.

This FREE event begins at 12:00 pm and ends at 5:00 pm. The Museum opens late at 12:00 pm on festival day. For more details, please visit

CLOSED: Monday, September 4 through Monday, September18

REOPEN: Tuesday, September 19 at 11:00 am and Fall hours resume, Tuesday through Friday: 11:00 to 5:00 pm, weekends: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

FREE Emergency Preparedness Festival: Saturday, September 30 from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. The museum opens late at 12:00 pm on festival day.

The Staten Island Children’s Museum is located on the grounds of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301. The Staten Island Children’s Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operation is supported, in part, by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the NYC Council. Significant operating support is also provided by the NYS Council on the Arts, Corporations, Foundations, the Trustees and Members. 

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