Explore & More is proud to announce educational opportunities for children and families this fall. These day-long classes are designed for all ages, to help families navigate the challenges with COVID-19 and will complement existing school curriculums. Children will also have the opportunity for private play time in the museum! We have enhanced safety measures throughout the museum including limited capacity to ensure everyone is staying safe. Our goal is to help children and families to learn and play, which we need now more than ever! Space is filling up fast so reserve your seat today.
Study & Play
Scholarships available presented by GEICO. For more information about our scholarship program, please contact Val Drapeau at 716-633-5131, ext. 7071.
What: A half-day or full-day program designed to help parents and families during these challenging times. Children will spend half the day with our team of educators to help with their homework assignment while they spend the second half of the day playing in the museum!
Who: Two different sessions for 1st / 2nd grade and 3rd / 4th grade
When: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Cost: Half-Day Program $35 non-members and $30 members; Full-Day Program $50 non-members; $45 members
What: The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or caregiver to engage with each other, follow a simple routine and make new friends. Join in activities such as modeling clay time, stories, music/movement and creative art experiences. It’s time to PLAY, LEARN and GROW! Come join the fun with our garden of friends.
Who: 2-3 years
When: Wednesdays 9:00am – 10:00am
What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, draw, color, count, learn, play, and grow!
Who: 4-5 years
When: Fridays 9:00am – 10:00am
Baby & Me
What: The Baby & Me class at Explore & More is designed to support the developmental needs of young children through play! We will provide educator-led, hands on experiences for your child that will encourage their language, social, cognitive and physical skills, all while giving caregivers the opportunity to form friendships with each other. Join us for some discovery and fun for your little one!
Who: 1-2 year olds
When: Thursdays 9:00am – 10:00am & 10:30am-11:30am