Our family recently had the opportunity to preview the new Explore & More Museum at Buffalo’s Canalside where we dug deeper into the history of Buffalo and used our creative minds to build and play!
From a 2-story waterfall to an “ice” rink you can skate around on your socks, this museum has plenty of places to discover for children of all ages. As your kids play, be sure to check out the surrounding walls for information on Buffalo’s past and present.
Here are a few of the most memorable parts of our visit:
An Elevator You Can Draw On — Grab a marker and write your name on the inside of the elevator! He loved spotting his name each time we hopped back in to go to a different floor.
Moving Water — At the bottom of the waterfall, Fox found himself learning about the Erie Canal, locks, and how electricity is produced. He skipped the smock and got all wet, drying off at a fun wind station afterwards.
Snacktime — Fox was in the mood for an applesauce, but he had one eye on the gummy worm dirt cups at all times! They also have meals and snacks for the adults. Wegmans sushi? Yes please!
Quiet Room — I was very impressed that the museum has accommodations for both nursing moms and kids who need a break from all the stimulation of people and play. On the fourth floor there’s a quiet room which Charlie and I took for a spin when he woke up from his nap.
Tyler found the Farm to Fork exhibit engaging as we went from farm life to selling goods at the market and onto the kitchen to cook. My favorite? Building Buffalo where you can press a button with a Buffalo landmarks name to see its location light up on the map, including where we were standing at Explore & More!
We’re looking forward to the Rooftop Terrace opening, where you’ll see views of the city skyline and fireworks from the Bisons summer games.
Let me know what your favorite part is after you check it out!