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Explore & More’s team of educators bring you a monthly resource of knowledge, games, fun and more!

Did You Know? September Edition

Did you know that September 6th is National Read A Book Day? Have you ever wondered the impact reading to a child has at an early age? From the time your child is born, reading out loud to them has a positive influence in beginning their language development.

Will’s Culture Corner: September Edition

Beginning in mid-September our cultural focus will be focused on National Hispanic Heritage Month (which runs two weeks into October). Visitors can expect to participate in lessons that emphasize Hispanic heritage, from creating colorful luchador masks, to painting portraits like Frida Kahlo did, these lessons will immerse participants in Hispanic culture.

A Letter from Lisa: September Edition

Here we go! Summer is over and it’s time to add back to school routines to the household schedule.

STEM Saturday: Fleet Technicians

This Super STEM Saturday video is powered by National Grid! Join us as we explore what life is like for a fleet technician, followed by a super cool activity where Mr. Dan teaches us how to build our very own flashlight!

Dan’s STEM Corner: Voyager 1

September 5th, 1977 marks the launch date for the space probe Voyager 1. This space probe has been exploring space for over 40 years.

Meet the Team: Dan Walsh

STEM Educator Dan Walsh started his role at Explore & More back in the East Aurora days as the membership and bookings coordinator. Watching the museum grow from a one floor museum in East Aurora to a four-floor museum at Canalside was an amazing experience! During this time, Dan would fill in to teach Explore Even More, Culture Days at schools and libraries, and Read more about Meet the Team: Dan Walsh »

Membership Reimbursement

Attention Self-Directed Care Providers! Did you know, New York State will reimburse you for your Explore & More membership?

Dan’s STEM Corner: August 2021

Join us August 21st for STEM Saturday for our very special guests Penn Dixie Fossil Park. I’m a huge fan of Penn Dixie and I love to go fossil hunting there. Imagine stepping into the past to search for fossils from an ancient undersea environment that existed 380 million years ago. Located just south of Buffalo, the Penn Dixie Fossil Park Read more about Dan’s STEM Corner: August 2021 »

Will’s Culture Desk: August 2021

Believe it, or not it’s already August, and Explore & More is continuing our plethora of summer programming.

Meet the Team: Wall Kawalec

Lead Play to Learn Facilitator Will has been a member of the Explore & More team since the museum opened on Canalside. As an educator, Will has many roles throughout the museum working both with guests on the floor and behind the scenes creating lessons and activities for visitors. Will often leads outreach efforts, visiting schools, libraries, summer camps, and Read more about Meet the Team: Wall Kawalec »

STEM Saturday: Communications Testers

This Super STEM Saturday video is powered by National Grid! Join us as we explore the exciting world of Communications Testers, followed by storytime where Mr. Dan reads us When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins & Mike Lester.

Did You Know? National Friendship Day

Did you know that the first Sunday in August is National Friendship Day?

A Letter from Lisa: August Edition

It’s almost school time again! Starting a new school year is always full of emotions, especially during a pandemic. You’re probably feeling excited and maybe a little sad that summer is winding down. Some kids (and parents) feel nervous or a little scared on the first day of school because of all the new things: new teachers, new friends, and maybe even a new school. Luckily, these “new” worries only stick around for a little while.