Work to begin on new Explore & More Children’s Museum at Canalside

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Get ready for a big new addition on the city’s waterfront.

City and state leaders came together Tuesday morning to break ground on the new 43,000 square foot Explore & More Children’s Museum at Canalside.

When finished, the $27 million project will feature seven educational play zones throughout the four story building, with a cafe and retail space on the ground floor opening to the tow path that will be accessible to all year round.

The upper floors will feature fun, interactive exhibits that tell the story of Buffalo.

The Erie County Harbor Development Board and the Buffalo Planning Board both met in February to approve the architectural designs, giving the green light for this week’s ground breaking.

The museum is expected to open in late 2018 and officials say it should attract around 250,000 more people to the waterfront each year.

(A draft conceptual rendering of the new Canalside site, courtesy of Explore & More)

 

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