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Explore & More announces its 'Summer Friday Family Fun' schedule for Canalside

by jmaloni


Mon, Jun 16th 2014 08:45 pm

Explore & More Children's Museum will be returning to Canalside with free family outdoor fun every Friday, June 20, through Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

With the sponsorship of Wegmans Food Markets, Explore & More will present its seventh year of Canalside outdoor programming on Fridays, featuring "Imagination Playground" June 20, 27 and Aug. 29 through Sept. 26; and "Family Fun" activities July 4 through Aug. 22.

"Family Fun" themes include:

July 4 - Independence Day-inspired crafts and activities

July 11 - "Pirates of the Queen City"

July 18 - "International Games"

July 25 - "Fish: Including carp kites, fish prints and fishing pole play"

Aug. 1 - "Transportation: Build a spool racer and explore transport of all kinds"

Aug. 8 - "Wind: Kites planes and foxtails, make a craft and play with the wind"

Aug. 15 - "Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Day of Sharing"

Aug. 22 - "Clay: Mold your masterpiece"

"We are grateful for the opportunity to continue to build this strong partnership with Wegmans," said Barbara Leggett, executive director of Explore & More. "Our summer programming at Canalside has been a priority for us for the last seven years. We are thrilled to be a part of this revitalization."

"Explore & More's outdoor family programming at Canalside is a natural fit for us," said Michele Mehaffy, consumer affairs manager at Wegmans. "We are happy to grow this partnership that will mean so much to families in Buffalo, including our own employees and their children."

Celebrating its 20th year in operation, Explore & More Children's Museum provides an environment for creative play and learning through hands-on exhibits, activities and programs that inspire creativity, curiosity and imagination.

Explore & More Children's Museum is currently located at 300 Gleed Ave., East Aurora. It will open in the South Aud Block at Canalside on the Buffalo waterfront in 2016. For more information, visit www.exploreandmore.org or call 716-655-5131.

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