July 2, 2020 – Staten Island Children’s Museum announced that in partnership with Con Edison and National Grid they will have two different STEAM on the Go Kits to distribute for free in July and August. 200 kits will be made available to interested families through the Children’s Museum, Literacy, Inc. and the Gerard Carter Community Center in Stapleton. The kits have materials and instructions with links to videos on how to perform the enclosed STEAM activities at home. The July kit will feature simple circuits and magnets for magnet painting and DIY maze activities where kids can create their own maze and use their magnets to drag items through to the finish line.
“Our philosophy is built on the importance of play in children’s development and learning” explained Dina Rosenthal, Executive Director. “With the advent of summer, we wanted to provide activities that harness natural curiosity of the children who would normally be exploring our exhibits and participating on our daily onsite programs if we weren’t closed because of COVID-19.” she continued. That’s where the idea of the Steam on the Go kits came from. We are sending a bit of the Children’s Museum home for hands-on fun. Kits distributed by the Children’s Museum must be reserved in advance and there is a limit of 1 per household. To reserve a kit, visit the Children’s Museum’s website at
www.sichildrensmuseum.org. Pickups will be on Saturday, July 11 between 10:00 am and 12:00 pm (curbside pickup behind the museum).
Our mission is to nurture the creativity and curiosity natural to all children, to recognize and celebrate different learning styles, and to demonstrate vividly that learning can be exciting and fun. For more information about the Staten Island Children’s Museum, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.sichildrensmuseum.org
While closed due to COVID-19, the Children’s Museum has created a full portfolio of online resources for children and families seeking enrichment activities to do at home on the webpage At Home with SICM. Resources include print-at-home activity sheets and arts and science activity videos as well as parenting coaching videos.
The Staten Island Children’s Museum is housed in a building owned by the City of New York and its operation is made possible, in part, with public funds provided through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs with support from the Staten Island delegation to the NYC Council. Significant operating support is also provided by the NYS Council on the Arts, Corporations, Foundations, the Trustees and Members.
Contact: Jennifer Dudley
(718) 273-2060 x150