Grants Allow Explore & More to Be Open Additional Days, Hire Staff

Jul 1, 2021 9:00 AM ET
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A $250,000 grant arrived in May from KeyBank in partnership with the First Niagara Foundation, jumpstarting the museum's recovery from its pandemic woes.

"It was a game-changer for us," said Michelle Urbanczyk, Explore & More's CEO. 

The money allowed the museum to hire four educational staffers and fill four administrative positions.

The museum is also using the money to extend its days of operation to Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. And the museum is expected to open Tuesdays beginning July 12 for campers and other groups, with Sunday openings expected later in the summer.

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