Staten Island failure

So the last weekend in March was a bit chilly so we opted to go to the Staten Island Children’s Museum. Both Yves and Sienna really enjoy that one. We got there around 10:30 only to discover it was closed! They were having a special Easter event out on the front lawn so the museum was closed for that. The event starts at noon and we were told we should come back for that. Well, what a bummer! Sienna was really upset and even started crying. Poor thing! Since we’re not from the area we had no idea how to occupy our time in order to come back for the special event. We were a little upset about this closure, especially since we checked the website right before we left! So since the museum is on a cultural center (Snug Harbor), we walked around that area. Unfortunately Yves wasn’t really dressed for being outside but he toughed it out and we managed to pass an hour by. By the time we walked by the museum, it seems like they started the festivities even tho it was before noon so technically, we could have checked it out. But because we were kind of mad at the museum, we decided not to and just go to lento’s for lunch. Good news for me! Yves realized that their pizza is subpar to the Bay Ridge Lentos (and our own) that he declared we are not to go back there again! Yay! (I always thought it was subpar and I think Yves was still holding onto the memories of the BR Lentos.) Now we need to find another lunchtime place for our future visits to the Children’s museum. Anyone know of any??

Walking into the ‘scary jungle’
Sienna kept saying “Come here duck, I want to pet you.”
Yves kept saying “Come here duck, I want to pet you.”
This tree tunnel will look really pretty when the leaves come in.
A castle!
Hello? Anybody home?
Found a magic stick!

Found a stage!

Snug Harbor from Lisa on Vimeo.

I do want to say that I e-mailed the museum to suggest putting special events and notices on their visit us page. I had checked their calendar when we came back later that day to make sure it wasn’t something we missed. It did say there was a special event but it did not say the museum was closed! They were nice about it and even sent us 5 free passes for another visit.


  1. Carol Menou a.k.a. Grandma
    April 19th, 2010 | 2:23 pm

    I see Sienna is quite the actress even bowing at the end of her performance. Sign of things to come ?? Snug Harbor looks interesting. Like the tunnel and the ducks on the water who probably did not particularly want to be petted. Its like Gaby wanting to pet the cows in the pasture around here !!

  2. Jungy
    April 19th, 2010 | 8:32 pm

    How frustrating. I’ve learned that even in the website era, you still have to call ahead if you’re going to go anywhere. Hours change, special events, etc. It’s annoying. At least you got free passes out of it!

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