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Explore & More Museum launches program to help children complete schoolwork and learn through play

Explore & More Museum
Posted at 3:07 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 03:07:34-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — As many children across Western New York continue learning remotely, a new program is being made available to help them learn while providing parents with childcare help.

The Explore & More Children's Museum in Buffalo has now launched its "Study & Play" program. The program tackles learning in a two-pronged approach for children in first through fourth grades.

The program can be either a full or half-day, depending on child and parent needs.

Children spend part of the day completing their schoolwork and the other part learning through hands-on play that stimulates the brain and burns off lots of energy. Child educators at the museum supervise all of the activities and will assist children with their schoolwork as needed.

There are two sessions offered through the program; one for children in first and second grades, the other, for children in third and fourth grades.

"We wanted to find a way to help families while fulfilling our mission of education through play," said Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk. "Listening to the needs of our families, especially working caregivers struggling to homeschool their children and work, we determined this was the best way we can help."

Officials at Explore & More said the museum's HVAC and ventilation systems were upgraded to accommodate COVID-19 guidelines. Capacity is also limited to ensure social distancing is possible.

Pricing starts at $30 and members receive special pricing. Tickets are available here.

Scholarships are available for families that need assistance. Parents looking for more information about them can contact Val Drapeau at 633-5131, ext. 7071.