Join Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum this Veterans Day, Monday, November 11 from 10am – 4pm as they honor those who have served our country with a full day of fun, hands-on activities. Thanks to the support of National Fuel, Explore & More will be offering FREE admission for all active duty and retired military members with ID.
Throughout the day and the museum, there will be military appreciation and recognition activities, providing immersive and memorable experiences for children, while teaching them how the military keeps us safe and why we celebrate Veterans Day. Children can make lap blankets for Veterans, thank you cards for deployed military members and dog tags for themselves. There will be entertainment by the Buffalo Dolls and surprise guests (Sabretooth) throughout the day. At 12:30 we will have a brief (no more than 15 minutes) ceremony with a presentation from the WNY Maritime Charter School Color Guard, the national anthem from students from Mel’s School of Music and Theater and words from some special guests. At that time, we will be making a special announcement that will be very impactful for our active military heroes.
Explore & More is also partnering with National Fuel to collect toiletry items for Niagara Falls Air Base troops being deployed overseas. Needed items include – soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothbrush, toothpaste and baby wipes. Donations are being gratefully accepted at the front desk of the museum, now through November 11, 2019. Explore & More also created an Amazon account with a wish list of items that can be ordered online. Those who are interested can go to www.exploreandmore.org and click on the Veterans Day link located at the top of the website.