Explore and More Children’s Museum, in Buffalo’s Canalside neighborhood, is hosting its Study and Play program to allow kids a chance to do their schoolwork and then enjoy some safe, distanced play within the facility.
It’s been a difficult school year for students, with many unable to attend classes in person or play sports due to COVID-19. Another experience many are missing out on is field trips. That’s why a new partnership is trying to help Buffalo and Niagara Falls students visit local educational, art and cultural centers virtually.
A popular family-oriented Canalside attraction is getting ready to reopen as Western New York enters Phase Four of economic reopening Tuesday. But it will be a slower reopening process for Explore & More Children's Museum, whose leaders say is being done in order to do it properly and safely in an environment where touching is encouraged.
The next phase of construction of Explore & More Children's Museum's future home will start later this summer. As the exterior of the multi-story building comes together, the organization has chosen the contractor who will be responsible for assembling the interior.
The future Explore & More Children's Museum at Buffalo's Canalside will have a late local icon's name added to the building when it opens next winter. The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is providing a $6 million challenge grant to help complete construction and support its long-term sustainability.
Explore & More Children's Museum has received another large cash gift to help build its planned new facility in Buffalo's Canalside district. The charitable foundations from the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres and New Era Cap have teamed up to provide a $1 million gift for the introduction of a local sports themed exhibit.
How do you get local families excited about a new downtown Buffalo children's museum that isn't scheduled to open for two more years? Let kids touch a truck. It's just one activity to be held in early June, as Explore and More looks forward to their upcoming new interactive museum in Canalside.
The new chief executive officer of the Explore & More Children's Museum is looking forward to leading the institution's construction of a new downtown Buffalo center, and providing the same interactive learning experiences that helped him remain interested in learning as a youngster.
Investing in kid-friendly cultural institutions is good for both families and the economy according to Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw, who is proposing $3 million in capital investments for the Buffalo Museum of Science and the future Explore & More Children's Museum at Canalside.