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Explore and More Children's Museum East Aurora

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Explore and More Children's Museum
300 Gleed Avenue
East Aurora
NY
14052
Tel: 716 655 5131

Directions

Take the NYS Thruway (90) to Route 400. Take the Maple Street exit; turn right at the end of the ramp. When Maple ends, turn left on Main St; Right on South Grove; Left on Linden and Left on Gleed.

Where are we going today?

Explore and More Children's Museum is the perfect place for kids and families! The museum is filled with hands-on exhibits for kids of all ages, skills and interests. Building Curiosity: Inside Architecture allows kids to use safe and fun construction equipment to design and build! Inside the architect's studio, kids can draw their dream house and then build it in 3-D. The cross-section of a house is the perfect place for them to explore how electricity, plumbing, siding and flooring all work. Food Glorious Food! is a fun exhibit for young kids to create delicious and unique food. They can fish, go to the farm stand or pick apples from a "tree" before entering the kitchen, where there's plenty of ways to serve all that food. A nearby international food station features treats from around the globe. Kids can continue learning about other countries at Explore and More's Culture Corner. They will be immersed into the sights and sounds of life in several different countries – all guided by their own "passport to adventure." The museum's youngest visitors can enjoy some safe play in the Babies' Garden – a special spot for infants. Nearby, preschoolers and toddlers can test their climbing skills on the new traversing wall. Older kids and adults can enjoy some challenges of their own with logic problems, brain-teasers and games from around the world.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$5
  • Children$5
  • Free Under: 12 months.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 5pm. Sunday 12noon to 5pm. First Friday of the Month 10am to 8pm.

Teachers corner

Explore and More offers programs at our museum and in your classroom! Check out our website at www.exploreandmore.org for more information.

I'm Hungry!

Snacks and drinks are sold at the front desk. .

Healthy Eating!

Snacks include dried fruit while drinks are either water or juice boxes.

Any Top Tips?

Get ready to stay a while! The museum's cozy, friendly atmosphere is great for families! .

Need a little extra help?

The majority of the museum's exhibits are fully accessible. For more details, call the museum for specific special needs. .

Baby Facilities

The Babies' Garden is the perfect safe-haven for little ones, with plenty to keep them busy! .

Can I get one of those?

The gift shop has a great selection of souvenirs and cool activities to remind you of your visit..

What people are saying?

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    My son is only 1 year old, and though there isn't much for a child who doesn't walk yet to do, he LOVED the infant area. We went for around an hour this afternoon, and he was all smiles the entire time. It was so worth the drive.

    The building is a little confusing when you've never been there before, it looks like a giant warehouse, but it's so nice inside.

    We will most definitely come back again. =]

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    There classes on toy making, world exploration, Pysanki Egg decorating, etc are excellent. Fun and educational.

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    We've been here several times and overall, it's a good experience for toddlers and preschoolers. It's a closer alternative to the Strong Museum of Play - which is fantastic! - but just too far away to make the hike for us.

    However, I'm disappointed that they charge full admission price for kids one and up. A one-year-old would probably have very limited interest in this place and there very few activities a child of that age could enjoy here.

    Also, I was extremely disappointed at our last visit that the door to the museum (located inside an...Read More

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We've been here several times and overall, it's a good experience for toddlers and preschoolers. It's a closer alternative to the Strong Museum of Play - which is fantastic! - but just too far away to make the hike for us.

However, I'm disappointed that they charge full admission price for kids one and up. A one-year-old would probably have very limited interest in this place and there very few activities a child of that age could enjoy here.

Also, I was extremely disappointed at our last visit that the door to the museum (located inside an office building where other people come in and out of all day long) was left open. Zero security for those children who might tend to wander and you have to keep a VERY close eye on your children, which is sometimes hard with obstacles blocking your vision. At one point I looked over and noticed the Simplex (security and fire alarm company) guy walking around among the children, testing the fire alarms. I did not like this AT ALL and feel they should at least have a Dutch door in the main entrance to keep unwanted visitors out or discourage young children from leaving unattended.

As part of the Reciprocal admission program, we get free admission to Strong Museum if we're members at East Aurora. However, we're members at Strong and yet don't receive free admission at East Aurora, so it doesn't sound very "reciprocal" to me. :(

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