$4 off the 4th

Spark your child’s interest in their world as we celebrate the holiday with family time and play! Join us as we celebrate the 4th of July by taking $4 off of individual admission tickets – normally an $11 value. 

Offer valid only 7/4/2019, and not valid with any additional discounts or promotions.

New Day for Play!

It really is a New Day for Play here at Canalside as Explore & More – the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum opens our doors for daily play! With four floors of fun to explore and seven play zones for and about Buffalo, it’s a super exciting time for us all. Thank you for sticking with us WNY! Come play!!

Fearless Family Play Days at Explore & More

Join us this Saturday, June 1st from 10 am – 6 pm for a full day of fun and engaging healthy activities located throughout the museum’s play zones and educational studios at Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. These family friendly activity days are held the first Saturday of each month, with BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York members receiving $1 off admission with proof of membership at check-in.

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Explore & More,” said Julie R. Snyder, Vice President, Corporate Relations, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York. “The addition of this museum to Canalside will only amplify an already special experience for our region and all who visit.”

June 1st Programming Schedule:

10:30am – 11:30am – Decorate your own Hula Hoop (ages 5+), Tinkering Tank, Sign up at desk, (free, limit 18 makers) 

12:00pm – 3:00pm – Open Studio Hours for Tinkering Tank, Make your own game 

4:00pm – 5:00pm – Brick Builders Club 

1:00pm – 2:00pm – Make a Healthy Smoothie (drop in, free), Cooking Galley, any age 

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Very Hungry Caterpillar snacks (drop in, free), Cooking Galley, any age

10:00am – 12:00pm – Make a Healthy Plate Art Activity, Art Studio (drop in, free), any age

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Yoga with Jody Quinn of Thrive Yoga, LLC. (ages 4+) Sign up at desk,  (free, limit 14 children + caregivers)

10:00am – 12:00pm – Basketball in Playing Together (Mobile Fun Unit) 

11:30am – 1:30pm – Learn about Hand Washing in Learning, Caring, Healing (Mobile Fun Unit) 

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Sugar Testing Experiment in Farm to Fork (Mobile Fun Unit) 

Seaside Trucking at Canalside

BUFFALO – Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is delighted to bring the truck action to Canalside for a whole new way to play at Touch A Truck presented by M&T Bank from 10 am to 4 pm, Sunday June 9th. Tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 22nd.

Children and the young at heart can come together to share their love of all things truck and get up close and personal with more than 35 construction, emergency, utility and specialty vehicles to explore along the boardwalk at Buffalo’s Waterfront, with many activities being free. Children will get an opportunity to climb in, on and around these giant vehicles, typically only seen from a distance, along with myriad outdoor and indoor hands-on activities for the whole family to explore.

Free outdoor activities across Canalside include:

·       Over 35 construction, utility, emergency vehicles to explore

·       Fit and Fun with the BlueCross BlueShield Healthy Zone Cruiser

·       Weather Wonder with Andy Parker from WKBW / Channel 7

·       Special guest appearances by Sabretooth and the Superhero Alliance of WNY 

·       Book-mobile

Additional outside activities include:

·       A Derby Car Tent – everyone’s favorite Touch A Truck activity for $2 to build and decorate your own mini derby car

·       A VIP (Very Important Player!) tent that will include the following for a $5 donation to Explore & More:

o   Bounce houses

o   Imagination Playground

o   Rig-ama-jig

o   Face-painting

o   Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Storytime

o   Theater of Youth

o   And much more

For even more hands-on trucking activities, the fun continues inside the museum for $15 general admission/$4 members. Inside visitors can explore and play in seven educational play zones and participate in hands-on activities that are all about trucks. Local sports mascots and beloved storytime characters will also be wandering throughout the museum to dance, shake hands and pose for pictures.

“We are so excited to be bringing Touch A Truck to Canalside as we simultaneously welcome everyone to our new world-class museum,” said Event Co-Chair Sam Savarino, who has run this event for several years along with his daughter Event Co-Chair Julia Spitz. “We have trucks, trucks and more trucks, with activities all over the museum inside and out. There is more to see, do and explore than ever before.”

This year’s Touch a Truck event is being presented by M&T Bank and supported by NFTA, offering many free activities throughout Canalside, including the chance to explore and climb in and on over 35 trucks.

For museum admission on this day, tickets are $15 each/$4 for members and need to be purchased in advance through exploreandmore.org. Funds raised at the event will go toward supporting operations at the all-new Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum.

Now Open Weekends at Canalside!

Limited sneak peek tickets are now available here for our nearly-completed museum at Canalside! We are excited for Western New York to see all that we have in store at Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum. Opening festivities supported by RBC Wealth Management.

To reserve your ticket, follow the link above. Select the time slot and appropriate number of tickets to accommodate your group.