Kid-friendly museums in and around Buffalo
Which museums are best for kids?
Buffalo has over 100 museums, and most of them are places you want to take your kids! Here is KidsOutAndAbout list of kid-friendly museums in & around Buffalo, NY
If there is an attraction that we have missed in our list below, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
Genesee Country Village & Nature Center
Genesee Country Village and Nature Center is located about a half-hour to Rochester's southwest in Mumford. The Village features 59 restored houses, businesses, and places of worship from the 19th century. A stroll through the village (especially on one of their event days such as Laura Ingalls Wilder Days, War of 1812 Encampment, and Civil War Reenactment) brings parents and kids alike back to the 1800s. The GCV's Silver Base Ball Park is the only place where you're likely to hear "Fine hurl, sir!" meant as a polite compliment. The GCVM also features a nature center.
Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Through seven educational play zones, this community-focused museum is FOR and ABOUT Buffalo, paying homage to the very attributes that make us so proud to be from Western New York. The museum’s exhibits highlight the region’s waterways, cultures, architecture, agriculture, sports, industry and innovations, sparking the imagination and unlocking the unlimited potential of our next generation of great minds.
So much more than just a play place, Explore & More was thoughtfully designed by experts in early childhood education to engage children by encouraging them to explore their own interests in a way that they’re having so much fun they don’t even realize they are learning. Children learn through play, they learn by doing.
As naturally curious explorers, children use play to ask questions, gather information, build things, take things apart, and test themselves. By tapping into their imagination and creativity as they learn, they discover new interests, practice developing skills and deepen understanding, all while building confidence.
Play-based learning develops the whole child, socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and, studies show, academically, playing a critical role in early childhood development. By offering accessible, child-led play experiences, Explore & More is working to help improve school readiness for all children.
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