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! The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation has announced its support of Explore & More as the operator of a children’s museum at Canalside, expected to open by Memorial Day weekend 2016.
The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation’s support is directly focused on the “core and shell” of a building—the outside walls, floors, staircases and elevators. Explore & More is responsible for all the rest of the building—such as inside walls, bathrooms, carpets—as well as designing and building all of the great exhibits inside!
Through this Spring, Explore & More will be developing the Master Plan for the new museum and ensuring that the museum will be able to raise the funds needed to open at the new site. Gyroscope, the firm that has been selected to lead the master planning process, is an award-winning, full-service, comprehensive, museum planning, architecture and exhibit design firm specializing in museums undergoing expansion, re-positioning and relocation. Gyroscope’s mission is to design learning environments that provide value for children, families, and communities. They are working with local architectural firm Flynn Battaglia on the Master Plan for the museum at Canalside.
With the master planning process well underway, we have recently hired the nationally renowned fundraising consultant firm, CapitalQuest, to develop the Fundraising Plan for our Capital Campaign, which will kick off in 2014.
You can get involved by volunteering at the museum or on one of our committees; or attending a Show & Tell presentation to learn more! Make a reservation today for an upcoming Show & Tell presentation by calling 655-5131 ext. 17, or email firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Thursday, April 18, 5pm - 6pm at 95 Perry Street in Buffalo
- Thursday, May 9, 5pm - 6pm at Explore & More
- Wednesday, June 19, 5pm - 6pm at 95 Perry Street in Buffalo
Private Show & Tell presentations can be organized (anytime/anywhere) for groups of 8 or more!
You can also let your voice be heard in our master planning process, as Gyroscope and Explore & More will be actively seeking your input and ideas for the new museum!
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.