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Museum Hours

Open for Play:
Wednesday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

Admission

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

  • Fantastic! So many wonderful educational, hands-on, and fun exhibits for all ages.

    Ellen Dombrowski Avatar Ellen Dombrowski
    August 23, 2023
  • I took my 5 and 6 year old yesterday for the first time. They LOVED it!! The exhibits were interactive and engaging and kept them busy for hours! In terms of COVID - workers were CONSTANTLY sanitizing everything and there were rules for social distancing, which made us feel safe. We especially loved the crafting rooms - lots of unlimited supplies for creating and recreating. Overall, the place was gorgeous, the lay out was great, and the activities were a great mix of play and education. We will definitely be going back! The kids are curious to see what the rooftop set up is all about during the warmer weather months. 😁😁

    Luanne Strusa Avatar Luanne Strusa
    February 18, 2021
  • 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
  • My bby girl loves it here!

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    Yajaira Planell Avatar Yajaira Planell
    August 23, 2023
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