Make Summer Birthdays a Breeze

Don’t want to just hope for good weather? Rain or shine, an Explore & More birthday is always a treat! From invitations and decorations, to hands-on crafts and play, hosting your little one’s birthday has never been more fun. We are excited to introduce a 10% off discount on birthday parties scheduled during the months of June, July & August of 2018. Members receive a special 20% off party price!! Members could host a party of 12 children for as low as $121! Choose from Farm Animals, Party Princess, Construction Party and Butterflies & Flowers. Call to book your party today at 716-655-5131 ext. 14

Three-Year Grant For Literacy Enrichment Donated

Explore & More Children’s Museum announces that the Cullen Foundation has awarded a grant for the next three years to fund its Break Week Literacy Enrichment Program. The funds will enable Explore & More to pilot the Break Week Literacy Program which will target at risk 2nd grade students and incorporate the power of play in real life scenarios to help increase literacy rates in the Buffalo School District. In the short term, Explore & More will expand this program to impact more students during enrichment week and then long term to work in concert with the Buffalo School District to implement successful literacy lessons and improve student test scores.

“We believe the multi-year support will allow Explore & More to evaluate and track the long-term impact on literacy outcomes for these students, while providing critical insight for integrating best practices for within the museum for all of our guests,” said Michelle Urbanczyk, Chief Executive Officer of Explore & More. “We are extremely fortunate to have the Cullen Foundation and we are most grateful for their support.”

The development of the Literacy Enrichment Program begins immediately with the first students being served in our new museum in February of 2019. Initial Program partners will include the Waterfront School and the Enterprise Charter School.

The Future Is Taking Shape At Canalside

Save a seat for us Sharkgirl! We’re coming!! We are delighted with the progress of construction as our community vision takes shape at Canalside with the cladding now on the exterior of the building. We are busy planning for the next stage, which is the turning over of the core and shell of the building from ECHDC to Explore & More this summer. Once we have access to the building we will bring in the infrastructure, heating, cooling, plumbing and electrical. Exhibits will start to come in in December with installations and limited “soft opening” testing taking place December through March with an opening to the public planned for the Spring of 2019. We are so excited! We look forward to our playdate with Sharkgirl!

Contest!!

Be a part of our new Museum at Canalside! Children 12 and under are encouraged to submit original artwork for a chance to be the featured artist of the backdrop of the new puppet porch in our upcoming Being Good Neighbors exhibit. We are seeking artwork in three main categories: City Scape, Country/Farm Scape and Water Scape. Artwork must be on an unlined piece of paper size 9 x 12 (construction paper size) and must be received no later than June 15th, 2018. Please see below for official contest rules for details! For more information email info@exploreandmore.org or call 716-655-5131.

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Touch A Truck 2018

 

Join us for some big fun at our 9th annual Explore & More Touch A Truck! This year’s event is at the Buffalo News where over 40 construction, emergency, commercial, utility and specialty vehicles will be available for you to investigate first hand! Get up close and personal with these larger than life vehicles!! Click here to buy tickets!