KeyBank and its partner, First Niagara Foundation, announced a $500,000 commitment to support construction for the new Explore & More Children's Museum. $250,000 will come from each organization.
"Explore & More is thrilled to have the support of KeyBank and its partner the First Niagara Foundation," said Tina Zinter-Chahin, Vice Chair, Board of Trustees at Explore & More. "Their generous gift further strengthens our mission to provide children with resources and opportunities by opening doors to creativity, curiosity and imagination."
"Canalside is bustling with year-round activity and KeyBank is proud to help continue the momentum with this gift to Explore & More." said Gary Quenneville, KeyBank Upstate New York Regional Executive. "This new museum will help children learn in a fun way for years to come. Explore & More's mission mirrors our mission, helping our communities thrive, and we are proud to support their efforts."
Scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2018, Explore & More will house seven educational play zones, each offering hands-on activities and exhibits that tell the stories of Buffalo for children and families. The project is expected to bring 250,000 new visitors annually to Buffalo's waterfront.