field trips

Engage eager learners during a hands-on field trip to Explore & More. Our immersive play zones were designed with your group’s needs, curriculum, and interests in mind. Groups of 10 or more paying visitors with advance reservation will receive a group rate.

Dates and times fill up quickly, so book early! The fastest way to book your group is to fill out the request form below. We will contact you to discuss the details of your visit. Should individuals in your group have special needs that require support or accommodations, please let us know at the time of booking.

included in your field trip

  • Your class will enjoy two full hours of play and exploration in our 7 fully interactive and accessible play zones
  • Group rate admission of $8 per person; one adult per every five children is free
  • Free admission for required aids
  • Explore & More is dedicated to welcoming everyone, and providing access and inclusion to all our guests. We have developed customized visual, social, communicative, sensory, and behavioral supports throughout the museum. For more details, please email accessibility@exploreandmore.org

add to your field trip

Workshops
Upgrade your visit with a facilitated activity based on your groups age and interests. Workshop activities will be announced for Fall 2019.

Lunches
Our Perry’s Ice Cream Celebration Room and adjoining cafe space can accommodate up to 60 visitors. Bag lunches are not permitted, all food and beverage services must be arranged exclusively through our onsite café, Low Bridge Cafe, a Rich Products Subsidiary. Title I schools are exempt from this requirement with special arrangements made with staff at time of reservation. Room reservation is required. If you are interested in having lunch at the museum please specify in your online reservation form.

Free Buses
Thanks to the generous sponsorship from our friends at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA), Explore & More is able to offer up to $200 toward the bus cost for groups who visit Explore & More from qualifying schools. Call today to find out more! 716-655-5131

request a field trip

  • Name * Required
  • Address * Required
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 10.
    A minimum of 10 children is required.
  • Please indicate the grade level(s) of the children visiting.
  • Please enter a number greater than or equal to 1.
    1 free adult chaperone for every 5 children is included. This adult to child ratio is required for admission.
  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    Groups of 100 or more need to reserve on Tuesdays. Groups fewer than 100 should reserve on Mondays, and Wednesday through Friday.
  • Are you a Title I school? * Required
  • Please inform us of anything else we should know about your group visit request. ie Access & Inclusion needs, lunches, buses, etc.
  • NOTE: This form is merely a request for a date, and not an official reservation of a group visit. Reservations are not complete until the date has been cleared on the phone and an $80 deposit is made. Two weeks advance notice is required.

group and workshop policies

  • $80 paid deposit is required in order to hold your reservation
  • Only one payment will be accepted per group reservation
  • Dates & times requested are subject to availability
  • One adult to every five children required, and is admitted free
  • Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • In the event of a school closing, weather event, or natural disaster, reservations will be transferred to the next available date

food and beverages
Outside food and beverage are not permitted. All food reservations must be made exclusively through our in house cafe, “Low Bridge Cafe.” Explore & More does not provide a space for picnic lunches. Groups are encouraged to find locations to enjoy lunch at nearby parks or public areas. If you choose to leave for lunch you will be allowed reentry to the museum.

bus parking
Bus parking is not provided. Bus drop-off information will be provided during your booking confirmation based on your group’s needs. Public parking lots, ramps and street parking are located throughout Canalside. Click here for Canalside parking information.