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Museum Hours

☀️ Open: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
☀️ Open – Super Sweet Sundays: July 21, July 28, August 11, August 25: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
🕙 Closed: Tuesdays and Select Sundays (August 4, August 18, September 2)
🚛 Touch A Truck – Sunday, July 28: 10am-1:30pm (Canalside)


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

  • Lots of fun things for kids to do. I went on a trip with about 11 kids around the age of 5 and there was a lot of stuff to do. Many floors of fun.

    Bianca Vullo-MacDonald Avatar Bianca Vullo-MacDonald
    August 23, 2023
  • Great for 3 to 10 year old kids

    Chris Fadel Avatar Chris Fadel
    July 23, 2023
  • My grandsons love it here. Don't want to leave. Very nice snack bar.

    Michael Biles Avatar Michael Biles
    September 23, 2023
  • We've been going to this place for 2 years now. It's perfect for ages under 12. The first floor is car wash make playmate kitchen, and fix your car station. Second floor is a mock clinic, race car, train.. third floor has a farm treehouse and outside is gorgeous with balance tricycles. Once again it's a wonderful place to visit if you have young kids. We can easily spend hours here. Especially now with the cafeteria being accessible to outside food. Makes it very economical place for large families

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    Zay Moh Avatar Zay Moh
    May 15, 2023
  • This is a very well thought out children's museum! Every section allows creativity to abound. They also had a magician that was excellent and face painting. My granddaughter is autistic and they catered to her by having a staff member educated towards special needs children. Every aspect has been thought out. Bravo to the design team for this wonderful experience!

    Barbara Dawkins Avatar Barbara Dawkins
    January 15, 2023
Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30