No Sun for Fun? Things To Do on a Rainy DayAug. 4th, 2015 1:11 pm
Summer is a time for fun in the sun, but every now and then the rain forces us to stay indoors. Rainy days offer a great chance for students of Catholic schools to get a jump on their summer reading, but it also gives a chance to check out some of Western New York's coolest things to do! The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium, Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo Museum of Science, and Explore & More Children's Museum are all a great way to spend a rainy day seeing some cool stuff, having fun, and learning!
The Whitworth Ferguson Planetarium
Have you ever been inside of a planetarium? It's out of this world!
Buffalo State College features a spectacular planetarium on campus, featuring displays and events that run throughout the summer. Parents can assemble a group of fellow private school students and make a reservation to attend the facility, or take a tour. For students of Catholic high schools in Buffalo, it would be beneficial to see a college campus up close! This site will offer great insight into your child's science portion of the STREAM curriculum. More information can be found on the website or check out this video to see what they will be showing this summer!
General Admission is $8, and kids under 17 are $6. They also have group rates for groups over 10 for $5 each.
1300 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo NY 14222
Buckham Hall, D-Wing off Rockwell Rd
Albright Knox Art Gallery
Did you know we have one of the best art galleries in the Northeast, right here in Buffalo?
Your little ones might think an art gallery doesn't sound very fun, but Albright Knox has a never-ending schedule of events for Catholic school students of all ages. There are hands on experiences that enable kids to create their own art. The STREAM curriculum of Buffalo Catholic Schools includes art, and Albright Knox will help brush up on your student's creativity skills. Check out their website for more information on what's going on at Albright Knox!
Hours: Tues-Sun 10am-5pm
General Admission - $12
Kids under 13 and Up - $8
Ages 6-12 - $5
Under 5 - Free
1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo NY 14222
Buffalo Museum of Science
A rainy day won't prevent WNY Catholic school students from a fun, intriguing, and educational trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science!
With daily events for anyone from elementary school students to Grandma and Grandpa, there is something to do for everyone in the family. Check out the stunning National Geographic 3D Theater to see a film about real life robots, or an adorable family of pandas. There are also several summer camps available at the museum. A trip to the museum will definitely help build your child's interest in the science portion of the STREAM curriculum. With everything from bugs and insects to the physics of a race car, the Buffalo Museum of Science is a wonder for everyone to enjoy. There is something to do for private school students of both elementary and high school age. For full information, visit the museum website.
Hours: Mon-Sun 10am-4pm
General Admission: $10
Children, Students, and Military with ID: $8
Kids Under 2: Free
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo NY, 14211
Explore & More Children's Museum - WOW Wednesday's
Students of WNY Catholic Elementary schools will love WOW Wednesdays at The Explore & More Children's Museum in East Aurora.
Every Wednesday at 11am the Museum offers a new fun and educational activity for kids. See the calendar for full details on specific programs and workshops. The museum is a delight for the younger kids, ages 1-10, and is open Wednesday through Sunday. There is an art room where your child can create their own masterpiece. Visit the Culture Corner to learn about diversity and different cultures from all over the world! You can even learn about rocks and fossils in the Exploration ROCKS! Exhibit. This museum is a fabulous way for your younger elementary school students to explore different facets of the STREAM curriculum, and have a wonderful time meeting new friends. Check out the website for directions, or to learn more about the museum.
Hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm
General Admission: 7$
Children Under 1: Free
300 Gleed Ave.
East Aurora, NY 14052