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Explore & More Children’s Museum has received more than $20,000 in grants to support its exhibits and programs, Executive Director Barbara Park Leggett reports.

The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has contributed $12,000 to help plan the centerpiece educational play zone, Moving Water, in the museum’s new location at Canalside in downtown Buffalo, scheduled to open in 2016.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities of WNY has awarded $5,000 for Explore & More’s Encompass Outreach program, which provides programming to library branches. Another $5,000 was given by the Lego Children’s Fund for an experimental education program with Buffalo Head Start.

The Families of FANA have given $1,000 to support the museum’s Free Admission Fund and its Colombia Culture Day in April.