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Museum Hours

Special Break Week Hours (2/19-2/25):
Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: 9:30am-10am
Closed: 2/26-27


Adults & Children (ages 1 & up): $13
Children under age 1: Free
Explore & More Members: Free
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Explore & More offers free and discounted admission through multiple programs.

Welcome to Explore & More!

A world-class children’s museum that celebrates the power of child-led play has arrived at Buffalo’s doorstep. With four floors of fun to explore, the 43,000 sq. ft. museum sits at the crossroads between replica canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations. The museum reflects that sense of place with thoughtfully crafted exhibits that help children develop a deeper sense of our world, our community and their place in it in a fun and engaging way for children and adults alike.

Hear what our visitors are saying

  • Great outdoor spot for kids during summer season at the top floor. Nice kids museum

    Mushka Schtroks Avatar Mushka Schtroks
    September 23, 2023
  • Tremendous place to take the children for a fun exciting and learning experience. Wears out the parents and grandparents.

    Jim Yaeger Avatar Jim Yaeger
    September 23, 2023
  • Lindo lugar, mucha historia.

    Javier Chaverri Avatar Javier Chaverri
    May 1, 2023
  • We LOVED so many things about this gem located downtown Buffalo located right near the Rink and military museum. First, the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. Everyone takes child safety seriously and the layout of the museum is perfect for small kids who excitedly dart from exhibit to exhibit. Speaking of exhibits, there are so many that I haven't seen elsewhere including the carwash, Erie Canal water play, and more. This museum would be great for ages 11 and under. So much to learn and so much to play with. Also, very clean and new. I highly recommend. We will go back! Edited to add we spent 3 hours here but could spend more!

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    Melissa Macdonald Avatar Melissa Macdonald
    September 23, 2023
  • So fun for kids!

    Jamie Erickson Avatar Jamie Erickson
    February 15, 2023
We are open for play today from 10am-3:30pm!