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Arts Access is a program that opens the door to arts and culture for all Western New Yorkers by connecting them to free and low-cost cultural opportunities in their communities. Arts Servies Initiative of WNY has partnered with local cultural institutions to offer low-income individuals and their families of Erie and Niagara Counties the chance to participate by providing free or reduced tickets through the Arts Access Pass.

Please call 716-833-3004 X514 or email to apply for a pass.

How to visit Explore & More with an Arts Access pass;
- Please present photo ID at time of admission
- Reserve one ticket per person to accomodate your party.
- $2 per person is due at admissoin - Children under 1 are always free.
- Limited to one ticket, per person, per month.
Learn to use a cider press to make and sample your very own cider creations. Participants will make homemade popcorn for a delightful fall snack. This program is included in price of admission or with your membership thanks to the generous support of National Grid. This program is recommended for children 7 years and older.
Participants in this harvest-themed class will make two different delicious apple snacks, a carmel or candy apple and a cereal treat apple to take home. Please note that this food item will contain dairy. This class is recommended for children 8 - 12 years.
Classic monster movies might seem scary, but once you learn about the science behind special effects, they can become fun and even silly! Join us as we take a look into 1930s-1950s monster movies and discover how they were made. Then we will be crafting our own spooky special effect hand and ghost prop to take home! This class is recommended for children 8 - 12 years.
If you have a child between the ages of 4 months and 6 years, join us for this wonderful FREE event. Fun activities are offered for children including, games, art activities, interactive stories, and more! Parents will be provided with fun activities to do at home. Developmental screenings will be offered. Book giveaways and refreshments will be provided.
Join us on select Wednesdays for this special New Parent morning. Meetings will begin with a light breakfast and casual conversation covering a weekly theme. Guest experts on the topic may be on hand to answer questions. The rest of the meeting is intended for crafting and mingling with other new parents.
Children's Garden is a one hour program for the littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or caregiver. This class is designed to help us engage with others, follow a simple routine, and make new friends. Join us in activities such as playdough time, stories, music/movement, and creative art experiences. It's time to play, learn, and grow! Come join the fun with our garden of friends.
Our friends from the Superhero Alliance of Western New York (SAWNY) will be gathering in celebration of the 80th Anniversary of everyone's favorite bat hero - and you're invited.

Heores and villains alike combine forces to honor eight decades of the world's favorite caped crusader. More than two dozen SAWNY Superheroes will be on hand for photo-ops during this special bat birthday celebration, plus superhero themed carnival games, superhero activities in Explore & More's three educational studios, and SO MUCH MORE!

Stick around as local celebrity judges vote to crown "Buffalo's Best Bat Hero" in our Bat Hero Costume contest.
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4 to 5 year old this Fall? Explore Even More is the answer! Children will have a stimulating preschool experience exploring our exhibits, engaging in teacher led group activities, participaing in fun-filled centers for pre-academic enrichment, plus time to play and learn with new friends. Young children learn best through play, so this is the place to be!
Explore your imagination alongside costumed wizard students by conjuring magic potions and creating delicious magic wands! An immersive story time will be perfect for all wizard fans. This class is presented by Wonderland Character Entertainment. Please note, food items made in this class will contain dairy. This class is recommended for children 5 years and older.
Guests 21 and over are invited on a playful tour of countries and cultures. Grab your friends and come celebrate year end cultural traditions! There will be a variety of food and beverage sampling stations, live music, and hands-on play activites across four floors of fun at Canalside.