ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
The dream of building a new Explore & More Children’s Museum on the Buffalo Waterfront is becoming a reality. The construction of our new, 43,000 square foot museum at Canalside is well underway, and in fact nearing completion. As we approach this milestone, we’re simultaneously launching our first-ever crowdfunding campaign and asking for your help to complete our very special 'Lighting Buffalo’s Imagination' exhibit.
We're calling on the local community and residents of this region who will enjoy this museum and believe in our mission, to help us raise funds for a special exhibit that will truly embody and spotlight the WNY region and our rich history of innovation, culture and community. The space will pay homage to the native visionaries, inventors and creators, celebrating their ideas, and new possibilities to investigate, imagine and create. Offerings like the “power pedal” will tap the power of the collective to create electricity and light up a wall by pedaling together. Other exhibit highlights such as the “Innovation Wall” will celebrate native visionaries and encourage children to see themselves as future innovators.
The Larger Impact...
Explore & More is fun, but it’s so much more than that. Research shows that children who visit a museum, even once, show higher achievement scores. It's a big part of the reason we're getting excited to move into a space that's centrally located in the WNY area. As we move our home, the goal is to increase access to children from all over the region, thereby reducing education inequality while increasing economic development.
Please consider supporting this effort and know that 100 percent of your donation will go towards creating a special experience that will help children play into their fullest potential. Donate today, and together, let’s Light Buffalo’s Imagination.