SUGAR HILL CHILDREN'S MUSEUM OF ART & STORYTELLING
Thursday - Sunday 10am to 5pm
Monday - Wednesday CLOSED
*We are closed on Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and day after, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve and Day.
museum UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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From October 3-22nd the Museum’s Living Room will be closed in preparation for the unveiling of our new mural, Respiro un bosque/I Breathe a Forest by Tatiana Arocha. The Legacy Gallery will also be under construction October 7-22nd in preparation for Frederick J. Brown: Dreams and the Possibility of... . While the galleries are being renovated guests can observe how a mural is created. Artmaking activities will still occur in the Studio Labs and our Salon Gallery exhibition The Oracle of Amplitude: Heather Hart will remain open to the public. Museum admission will be reduced to $3.50 with free admission for children ages 8 and younger. Parents and children are invited to celebrate the opening our new fall season on Wednesday, October 23rd from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Children ages 0 to 8 FREE
Youth ages 9 to 17 $4*
Seniors (65+) $4*
Students (with ID) $4*
* - see above
$3 for visitors who present an EBT Card and a form of ID, as part of Museums for All program FREE with Culture Pass
FREE for Sugar Hill Children's Museum Members
FREE for Cool Culture card holders
FREE every third Sunday of the month for PLAYDATE!
Our program strives to deliver an experience that is rooted in the principles of Reggio Emilia while maintaining the traditional museum practice of Visual Thinking Strategies. We offer 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes sessions.
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Take the C train to the 155th St. station; the Museum is directly across the street.
Take the 1 train to the 157th St. station; walk 2 blocks south to 155th St., then 2 blocks east to the Museum.
For escalator service, take the A train to the 145th St. station and the Northbound M3 to St. Nicholas Ave and West 155th St.
Note: Taking the B/D train to the 155th St. station requires climbing 120 steps to reach 155th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.
M2 to St. Nicholas Pl. & Edgecombe Ave | M3 to St. Nicholas Ave & West 155th St.
M100 and M101 to Amsterdam Ave & West 155th St. | Bx6 to St. Nicholas Avenue & West 155th Street
RFK Bridge – Exit 46 and E 125th St/Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd to E 127th St in Manhattan, then turn left onto E 127th St. Continue on Frederick Douglass Blvd. Drive to St Nicholas Ave.
George Washington Bridge – Continue onto US-1 N/U.S. 9 N and use the left lane to take exit 2 for Harlem Riv Dr toward FDR Dr/Manhattan. Keep left, follow signs for FDR Drive/Harlem River Drive and merge onto Harlem River Dr. Take exit 23 toward W 155 St and continue onto Harlem River Driveway. Turn right onto W 155th St and then turn left at the 1st cross street onto St Nicholas Ave.
Cross-Bronx Expressway – Get on I-95 S/US-1 S from E 173rd St and Park Ave. Continue on I-95 S/US-1 S. Take Exit 1D and I-87 S to Macombs Dam Bridge. Take exit 5 from I-87 S and take W 155th St to St Nicholas Ave in Manhattan
Parking is available at Self Park (entrance on 155th Street) at a 20% discounted rate.
Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling is accessible to wheelchair users and others using assistance for walking. Please use the main Museum entrance on St. Nicholas Avenue, and take the elevator down to the exhibit galleries.
frequently asked questions
What is the Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling?
The Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling is a cultural institution serving the communities of Upper Manhattan, the South Bronx, and all of our New York City neighbors and visitors. Created by Broadway Housing Communities, the Museum is a part of the Sugar Hill Project, a community revitalization project merging housing, education and art.
Year-round, we offer art exhibitions, storytelling series, workshops, performances, and other interactive programs specifically designed to nurture the curiosity, creativity and cognition of children ages 3 to 8. The artists, art and stories found at Sugar Hill Children's Museum of Art & Storytelling are rooted in the rich cultural heritage of Sugar Hill, and reflect the diversity found in our surrounding communities today.
Are there additional charges for performances, workshops or special exhibits?
Museum Admission includes access to exhibits, programs, performances and workshops. There may be additional charges for special ticketed events and programs.
May I drop my child off?
Children must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older at all times.
Can I bring food and drinks into the museum?
Sorry, no food and drinks are allowed in the Galleries. Items may be consumed upstairs in our Visitor Services area.
Is there a mailing list?
Yes. You can sign up to receive information about upcoming events, by clicking here.
Is the Museum accessible to all?
Yes. Wheelchair users and other mobility-challenged or impaired visitors can take the elevator to the galleries on the lower level of the Museum.
Can my child have a birthday party at the Museum?
Yes! Please visit our Birthday Parties page for more information, here.