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Museum Hours

☀️ Museum Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
☀️ Members Only Time: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
🕙 Closed: Monday and Tuesday
🕙 Closed: May 26-28

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, 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

  • We absolutely loved our time at this museum! Our 8 and 4 year olds were captivated by each exhibit. There were activities for each type of learner. We spent about 3 hours inside but could’ve stayed even longer. The facility was very clean and the employees were super friendly. The materials for each activity were well kept and put away neatly for the next user.

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    Laura Sosik Avatar Laura Sosik
    July 23, 2023
  • Lindo lugar, mucha historia.

    Javier Chaverri Avatar Javier Chaverri
    May 1, 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
  • 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
  • We had my son's 5th birthday party here and it was wonderful and affordable. Lisa (our party consultant) was so helpful and made our experience amazing. It was nice to have everything taken care of, everything was clean and the food from the Cafe was perfect for a birthday party. The staff at Explore and More were friendly and helpful even when it came to booking the party. Lots of fun activities, the kids loved it. Definitely will come again!

    Shannon Kulik Avatar Shannon Kulik
    April 25, 2021
We are OPEN FOR PLAY Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm! Field trips are back so please be aware it will be busier than usual.