Explore & More is an exciting venue for all ages with dynamic room, floor, and whole museum rentals available for a wide range of functions, including meetings, cocktail receptions, reunions, educational programs, holiday events, corporate events, team building, conferences, cultural programs, networking events, and more!

We have taken enhanced safety precautions in light of COVID-19. Please read the details below carefully or contact us to discuss setting up the perfect rental for your event!

for organizations

whole museum: $2,500

Maximize your large group’s museum experience by renting our full museum for up to four hours with a fully private visit including all floors and the fourth-floor terrace. For certified organizations, this includes museum admission for up to 200 guests.

for private groups

Moving Water

whole museum “play date”: $1,250

Imagine having the whole museum to yourself and 75 of your closest friends. This rental allows your group to experience our full museum for a fully private visit including all floors and the fourth-floor terrace. For up to 75 guests for up to three hours.

rooftop terrace: $1,000

Enjoy unprecedented views of the Buffalo city skyline in a playful outdoor space on our fourth-floor terrace. Ideal for cocktail receptions. This rental includes the entire fourth-floor for up to three hours. Space for up to 60 guests.

conference room: $150

Inspire your agenda by hosting your next meeting in our sleek yet playful fourth-floor conference room with seating for up to 8 guests for two hours.

the gathering hall at low bridge cafe: $200*

Overlook the Erie Canal terminus at the canals and bridges during your next morning meeting or after-hours get-together. Space for up to 20 guests for two hours.


Perry’s Ice Cream celebration room: $300*

Hold your next group get-together in our ground-level celebration room, featuring great views of the canals at Canalside! Includes space for 20 guests for an hour and a half.

*Perry’s Ice Cream celebration room & the Gathering Hall at Low Bridge can be rented together to accommodate larger groups.

upgrade your gathering

A wide range of fun facilitated activities can be added to your event for an additional fee of $75/hour per 10 individuals.

food & beverage

Due to COVID restrictions, please call to discuss food & beverage options.

For a limited time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the museum is offering these alternative rental opportunities.

reserve your room rental package

Dates and times fill up quickly, so book early!   All reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservation payment and a signed contract are required to hold your reservation.  Contact us by either filling out the form below, emailing us at [email protected]  or by calling us at (716) 655-5131 ext. 3.

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