During the late 1800’s, Staten Island began its life as a borough of New York City with a heavy and almost sole purpose in agriculture. Through the decline of farming on the Staten Island, the borough transitioned into the suburban borough. To date, the borough offers suburban life with New York City lines, distinguishing itself from the other NYC boroughs. Whether it was through farmer life or suburban life, Staten Island has always had its family-oriented neighborhoods, many of which remain between the North and South shore.
Looking for something to do with the kids? Staten Island has got it! Whether you’re interested in educational fun, all day activities, or just a good ole playgroup, Staten Island has the essentials to fit any kiddie’s dream day of fun!
Historic Richmond Town is like a century old snapshot of Staten Island back when it was Richmond.
The Alice Austen House will inform the whole family on the famous artist’s life and her residence on Staten Island.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum offers a plethora of interactive exhibits.
Garibaldi Meucci Museum was the home of Antonio Meucci who many recognize as the true inventor of the telephone.
Staten Island Museum has current exhibits that focus on the borough’s unique history.
National Lighthouse Museum informs visitors about the history and technology of lighthouses across the nation.
The Conference House is a national landmark as Benjamin Franklin and John Adams held a conference here with British Admiral Richard Howe to discuss an end to the war.
Classic fun and recreation can be accomplished at these parks and recreational facilities:
Fly High Indoor Trampoline Park
Staten Island Zoo
Staten Island FunPark
Greenbelt Nature Center
Seaside Wildlife Nature Park
Indoor Extreme Sports Paintball & Laser Tag
Roller Jam USA
We Rock the Spectrum - Staten Island
Regardless of what neighborhood you live in, you’ll be able to find something fun for the kids to partake in nearby!