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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

Presented by West Herr, the completely redesigned Driving Buffalo’s Dreams puts children in the driver’s seat! The next generation of this exhibit is fully accessible and completely immersive!  Design your own vehicle, and drive it through the streets of Buffalo in a larger-than-life projection of the city, then roll up your sleeves and perform maintenance on the vehicle.  There’s even a Hot Wheels repair station! Creativity leads the way in Driving Buffalo’s Dreams!

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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