Community Resources Provided by Barber National Institute

Barber National Institute Community Pool

Our Pool: Barber National Institute Natatorium

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.  The pool offers much to the community including:

  • Approved Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program
  • American Red Cross swim instruction
  • Family swims
  • Multiple Sclerosis swim
  • Open exercise
  • Saturday pool parties

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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 a wide selection of jewelry, accessories, home décor and seasonal items, as well as Barber Wear and Beast Gear.

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

Contact 814-480-6821 with any questions about the BNI Gift Shop.

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Barber National Institute Gift Shop
Kids on the Block | Barber National Institute

Kids on the Block

The Kids on the Block is a troupe of very likable puppets, with and without disabilities, designed to teach children about differences in people. Disabilities include ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Blindness, Mental Retardation and Hearing Impaired.

The goal of this program is to help children better understand their classmates with disabilities and to appreciate that we are all more alike than different. The KIDS can teach children in your school or community group to accept and appreciate the differences among us. This program is offered at no cost to all schools, scouting groups or other organizations throughout Erie County.

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