Group Visits to Explore & More

Enjoy 90 minutes of open exploration in our Play Zones!

Available Monday through Friday, bring your group to Explore & More for an hour and a half of play and exploration time in the Museum.

Add a Workshop Activity! During your special visit, you can also choose to add a focused workshop activity of your choice that is tied to our Play Zones and tailored to your students, their curriculum and New York State Common Core Learning Standards. Students will also be given a “passport to adventure” to help inspire their play.

Lunch and Snack Time at the Workshop Room! We all know learning works best on a full tummy—so reserve the museum’s workshop room in advance for lunch or snack time! Our workshop room has tables and chairs for up to 40 people, along with some room to sit on the floor (though for legal reasons, we have to limit the mealtime fun to 51 people). Since our workshop room hosts a lot of great activities, reservations in advance are a must!

Buses at Explore & More

Large groups visiting Explore & More on buses are asked to load and unload at the front of our building on Gleed Avenue. Students can enter the building through Door #1 on Gleed Avenue. We ask that buses remain parked on Gleed Avenue throughout the visit. Buses are not permitted in the parking lot.

NEW! Thanks to the generous sponsorship from our friends at the Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association (NFADA), Explore & More is able to offer up to $200 toward the bus cost for groups who visit Explore & More from qualifying schools. Call today to find out more! 716-655-5131 ext. 14


Group Visit: $6 per person
Group Visit & Workshop: $7 per person

Group visits are by reservation only. A minimum of 10 paying visitors is required Wednesday  – Friday (a minimum of 36 paying visitors required Monday or Tuesday), with one free adult admission for every five children (we recommend one chaperone per five children). Larger groups (36 or more) need to reserve on Monday or Tuesday. Smaller groups (fewer than 36) should reserve on Wednesday through Friday.

Workshop Activities

We are currently creating an exciting new slate of workshops to offer groups that visit the Museum! Until those are complete, you can still choose from the two existing workshops listed below.

Five Senses

Five Senses

Five Senses

Uncover our tools for exploration (great for Kindergarten).

New York State Common Core Learning Standards
Grade Level RI* SL L
PreK-2 1,7 1,2,3,6 3,6

*Interpretation of unconventional texts such as photographs, maps, artwork and artifacts

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Workshop - Group Visits to Explore & More Children's Museum - Buffalo, NY

Healthy Eating

Balance healthy food and activity with “Choose My Plate.”

New York State Common Core Learning Standards
Grade Level RI* SL L
1-4 1,7 1,2,3,6 3,6

*Interpretation of unconventional texts such as photographs, maps, artwork and artifacts

Make Your Group Visit Reservation

Request a group reservation using the form below, or contact us by phone at (716) 655-5131 ext. 14 for additional information.

Dates and times fill up quickly, so book early! The fastest way to book your class visit is to fill out the request form below. We will contact you to discuss available dates and details. NOTE: This form is merely a request for a date, and not an official reservation of a class visit. Visits are not booked until the date has been cleared on the phone and a deposit is made.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Phone Number (required)

Your School or Organization (required)

Estimated Number of Children
A minimum of 10 paying visitors is required.

Estimated Number of Adults
1 adult for every 5 children is free. State mandated adult to child ratio is required for admission.

Requested Date for Group Visit

Are you a Title I School?

Additional Info

Explore & More Play Zones

Explore & More Children’s Museum makes every day a play date in our Educational Play Zones—exhibits that introduce children to the magic of hands-on discovery. Learn more.