Resources Provided by Barber National Institute

Our Pool: Barber National Institute Natatorium Barber Institute Pool - Resources

Offers much to the community including:

The pool features a hydraulic lift floor that provides zero entry and exit to individuals with physical disabilities. Because of the special needs of many of our patrons, our pool is kept at a therapeutic temperature between 88-94 degrees.

BNI Gift Shop: Gift Shop at 100 Barber Place

Shop for unique gifts, including many items handmade by adults attending Barber National Institute programs. Selections include floral wreaths, decorative gift bags and cards and seasonal items.

Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00 am. - 2:00 p.m.

Contact 814.480.6821 or with any questions about the BNI Gift Shop.

Kids on the Blockkids on the block puppets

The Kids on the Block are a troupe of very likeable Puppets, with and without disabilities, designed to teach about differences in people. Disabilities include ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Mental Retardation and Hearing Impaired. The goal of this program is to help shape the attitudes of children toward classmates with disabilities.

This program is offered at no cost to all schools in Erie County. For more information, please contact Joyce McDonnell at 814-878-5905 or email