Make Future Plans to Be a Part of Explore & More's New Museum!

Turning Dreams into Reality

The dream of building a new Explore & More Children's Museum on the Buffalo Waterfront is becoming a reality!  


Our plans for a new, 40,000 sf museum in the South Aud Block of Canalside are well underway!  We have completed our schematic deisgns, and are doing very well in our two-year Play It Forward capital campaign.  In February, we selected our new Campaign Chair - David J. McNamara of Phillips Lytle LLP, and received our largest gift to date - $1.7 million  from the WNY Power Proceeds Allocation Board!  Last winter, we announced two major gifts from both Wegmans Food Markets and the Wegman Family Charitable Foundation totaling over $1 million.  In addition, we were recently awarded over $750,000 in generous local foundation support from The Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo, The John R. Oishei Foundation, and others, as well as $500,000 from Fisher-Price! And we are so grateful for the many other generous capital gifts that continue to come in, as well.  We have nearly reached our capital campaign goal and are looking forward to getting into our new space!


You can get involved by volunteering at the museum or on one of our committees.  We have immediate openings available in our Docent Program!  If you have an interest in helping us with our activities or programs, please call us today at 655-5131 ext. 16.  


For more information about getting involved, plan on attending a Show & Tell presentation!   Make a reservation today for an upcoming Show & Tell presentation by calling 655-5131 ext. 15, or email

  • Wednesday, August 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Rich Products, Buffalo, Innovation Conf. Room A
  • Tuesday, September 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm at Explore & More, East Aurora
  • Wednesday, October 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm at Rich Products, Buffalo, Innovation Conf. Room A

Private Show & Tell presentations can be organized (anytime/anywhere) for groups of 8 or more!


Your donation can help Explore & More continue to grow, as well.  Every donation makes a difference!


We will continue to update you on the plans as progress is made!