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Museum Hours (June 2024)

☀️ Open: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
☀️ Super Sweet Sundays – Open: June 30: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
🕙 Closed: Mondays, Tuesdays and select Sundays (June 16, June 23)
⭐ Explore & More will be open to the public on Mondays starting July 1


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, including annual memberships.

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Welcome to Explore & More!

A world-class children’s museum that celebrates the power of child-led play, Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum features four floors of fun in downtown Buffalo. The 43,000 sq. ft. museum sits at the crossroads of replica canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations at Canalside.

The museum reflects that sense of place with thoughtfully crafted exhibits to create a welcoming community center that invites all families to play, wonder, discover, learn, and grow together.

Hear what our visitors are saying

  • My kids loved it. Great exhibits, tons of fun! Cool building with great views. Car wash, tree house and water play area were my favorite! There are 4 floors, first floor has a cafe. There are multiple family style bathrooms on each floor. Staff is very friendly.

    Dea Minnick Avatar Dea Minnick
    April 23, 2021
  • Great place to go for kids of all ages. Beautiful building, both inside and outside and the staff were really nice. Worth the drive over the border.

    David DiPietro Avatar David DiPietro
    September 23, 2023
  • This was all of our first times being here and OMG!! This is perfect for kids of all ages and us adults 😀 too! We couldn't believe all the different activities and play stations they had. They honestly have a station that looks just like a doctor's office with X-rays, sheets between the little plastic beds it's so adorable! There's so much more than I can explain. I totally absolutely recommend bringing the whole family here for a nice day down at the water front. You can look out the window of Explore and more and see lake Erie even. Did I mention it is 4 floors of fun, elevator of stairs. I hope this urges someone to grab their family and head down to Ralph Wilson Jr. Explore and more. The first time you're there you'll fall in love with this place!!

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    danielle Riley Avatar danielle Riley
    May 8, 2023
  • Came for the explore, stayed for the more.

    Quinn Reynolds Avatar Quinn Reynolds
    August 26, 2020
  • Fantastic! So many wonderful educational, hands-on, and fun exhibits for all ages.

    Ellen Dombrowski Avatar Ellen Dombrowski
    August 23, 2023
Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 16.