Resources for Families & Educators

Support for the people who support our children

With a wide variety of exhibits designed for children ages 1-10 and regularly scheduled activities and events throughout the year, Explore & More Children’s Museum is fun for the entire family.

Resources for Families

The fun and learning don’t have to stop here! Check out these other fun activities and events for children in the area, parenting support information and resources on child development.

  • Embark on a global adventure! Explore & More’s Cultures for Kids website is designed for children with age-appropriate, interactive activities from around the world including Brazil, China, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Vietnam and Yemen.
  • Community Playthings has education articles for teachers and parents. Their craft ideas are fun and open-ended, as well. Subscription available but not required. Learn more »
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children has a “newsroom” with recent education topics. Subscription available but not required. Learn more »

Resources for Educators

Leading our children towards the future is no easy task. Learn more about how our programs support New York State standards and the Common Core Curriculum, get ideas for your lesson plans and select the perfect pre- and post-visit activities.

  • Foster global citizenship in your students! Explore & More Cultures for Kids website is designed for children and educators with age-appropriate, interactive activities from around the world including Brazil, China, Ecuador, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, South Africa, Vietnam and Yemen. Check out Explore & More’s most popular (and award-winning) program, Culture Days — we bring the world to your classroom!
  • Community Playthings has education articles for teachers and parents. Their craft ideas are fun and open-ended, as well. Subscription available but not required. Learn more »
  • The National Association for the Education of Young Children has a “newsroom” with recent education topics. Subscription available but not required. Learn more »
  • Defending the Early Years rallies teachers to understand policies effecting their profession. They have links to great recent childhood development articles. Learn more »
  • The Alliance for Childhood promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development, love of learning, and joy in living. Our public education campaigns bring to light both the promise and the vulnerability of childhood, including a powerful report (co-authored with Defending the Early Years) on the implications of the Common Core reading requirements for kindergarten. Learn more »

Explore & More Play Zones

Explore & More Children’s Museum makes every day a play date in our Educational Play Zones—exhibits that introduce children to the magic of hands-on discovery. Learn more.