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being good neighbors

presented by
The Paul A. Saffrin Foundation

Learn about the diverse mix of cultures and families that make up Buffalo Niagara’s neighborhoods. This child-sized street has three homes that look similar from the outside, but inside you’ll find that their furnishings, decorations and traditions are very different. The homes invite us to explore similarities and celebrate differences among our neighbors. In partnership with local cultural groups, the museum will introduce new neighbors and new cultures to the neighborhood over time.

mail call

Pick up the mail bag and answer the call! This dramatic play area allows you to become a community helper and experience what it’s like to deliver mail.

meet the neighbors, connect to the world

These community-curated houses showcase the daily lives of families from particular cultures. Explore the rich diversity within our own community and discover multiple languages and traditions.

driving buffalo's dreams

driving Buffalo’s dreams

presented by
West Herr Auto Group

Creativity leads the way in our immersive Sketch Town exhibit created by the internationally renowned teamLab. Here, you can color a vehicle, scan it in, and “drive” it through a large-scale digital town. Print out a 3D paper model of your car to take the fun home.  Next, hop into the driver’s seat of our fully accessible car and let your imagination take the wheel!

nys early learning guideline

Click here to see an outline of guidelines by developmental age group for the following areas:

  • social and emotional development;
  • communication, language and literacy skills;
  • community and culture;
  • STEM;
  • Arts/Arts Appreciation;
  • and physical well-being, health and motor development.

Additionally, this chart identifies the primary and secondary learning domains of each zone.

Being Good Neighbors NYS Early Learning Guideline

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