where to park


Explore & More is located at Canalside, just across Marine Drive from the boardwalk.  We are kitty-corner from the Naval Park and Harborcenter; one block away from KeyBank Center, two blocks away from the Bisons’ Sahlen Field, and adjacent to the Erie Canal Harbor Station of the Main Street NFTA Metro Rail.

accessible parking

There is handicap accessible parking located on Lloyd Street, across from the museum between the Canalside boardwalk and Marine Drive, as well as in the parking ramps at KeyBank Center and LECOM Harborcenter. There is a pull in/drop off area at our loading dock on the corner Marine Drive and Commercial Street.

street & lot parking within 2 blocks

There are ample parking opportunities available around the museum.  Parking spaces can be found in surface lots, ramps, and on-street along Washington Street or Michigan Avenue indicated in purple.  There is a multi-level parking ramp one block away at LECOM Harborcenter (typically $5 per day), with parking ramp entrances located on both Washington Street and Perry Street. There are also multiple local surface lots near Sahlen Field and KeyBank Center, and additional parking further north on Pearl Street. Furthermore, hundreds of spots can be found throughout the historic Cobblestone District, only a short 2 block walk away.


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metered parking

If you do plan to park on-street, be sure to download the Buffalo Roam App, to ensure an easy parking experience.  Click here for more information and download instructions.

Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30