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!

Please read the details below carefully or contact us to discuss setting up the perfect rental for your event!

for organizations

whole museum

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”

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 two a half hours.

rooftop terrace

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 two and a half hours. Space for up to 75 guests.

conference room

Inspire your agenda by hosting your next meeting in our sleek yet playful fourth-floor conference room with seating for up to 15 guests for two hours.

the gathering hall at low bridge cafe*

Overlook the Erie Canal terminus at the canals and bridges during your next morning meeting or after-hours get-together. Space for up to 40 guests for two hours.


Celebration Room presented by M&T

Hold your next group get-together in our brand new Celebration Room on the museum’s third floor! Contact us for details.

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

reserve your room rental package

Dates and times fill up quickly, so book early!   Rental inquiry must be received a month prior to date of event. 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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What people are saying…

“When Bonadio was looking for a place to host our anniversary party, Explore & More was the logical choice.  It is centrally located, attractive to our employees, clients and friends, and enabled us to show off another piece of Buffalo’s resurgence.  The Explore & More team was great to work with and allowed us to put our own touches on the space.  Our guests got to feel what is it like to be a kid again…and who doesn’t want that.”

The Bonadio Group

Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30