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Check out our calendar below for special programs and activities to plan your fun-filled adventure, or just pop by any day we’re open during our regular museum hours—we promise you’ll always find something to do.

museum hours

Hours of Operation:
Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed for reserved school groups
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Holiday Hours
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day Week, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Annual Cleaning & Maintenance
Explore & More will be closed to visitors from Monday, February 3rd – Friday, February 7th for exhibit installation and maintenance. The museum will reopen on Saturday, February 8th. The museum will also be closed Labor Day week for annual cleaning and exhibit maintenance.

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 1 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
2
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 2 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
3
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 3 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 4 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY 9:00 am
Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
Jan 4 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY
Join us the first Saturday of each month for a full day of fun and engaging healthy activities located throughout the museum’s play zones and Read more about Fearless Family Play Day presented by BlueCross BlueShield of WNY »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 5 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
6
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 6 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
7
Closed to General Public
Closed to General Public
Jan 7 all-day
Closed to General Public
On Tuesdays, Explore & More is closed to the general public so that we can better accommodate large school groups for field trips.  If you Read more about Closed to General Public »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 8 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Jan 8 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
9
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 9 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s museum! Children Read more about Explore Even More »
10
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 10 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Au-Some Evenings 5:00 pm
Au-Some Evenings
Jan 10 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Au-Some Evenings
Once a month, our special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, their friends and family an opportunity to play Read more about Au-Some Evenings »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 11 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
12
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 12 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 13 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
14
Closed to General Public
Closed to General Public
Jan 14 all-day
Closed to General Public
On Tuesdays, Explore & More is closed to the general public so that we can better accommodate large school groups for field trips.  If you Read more about Closed to General Public »
15
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 15 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Jan 15 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
16
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 16 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 17 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Grown Up Night of Play 6:00 pm
Grown Up Night of Play
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Grown Up Night of Play
Shhh – it’s a secret! Grown Ups are taking over Explore & More for a Prohibition-themed Night of Play! Come on down to explore three Read more about Grown Up Night of Play »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 18 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid
Jan 18 all-day
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid
  Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month presented by Read more about STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid »
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid 9:00 am
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid
Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month presented by National Read more about STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 19 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 20 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 10:00 am
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is peaceful for WNY kids, but it sure isn’t boring, with music, storytelling, crafts and activities all focused on celebrating Dr. King’s life and teachings. Read more about Martin Luther King, Jr. Day »
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Closed to General Public
Closed to General Public
Jan 21 all-day
Closed to General Public
On Tuesdays, Explore & More is closed to the general public so that we can better accommodate large school groups for field trips.  If you Read more about Closed to General Public »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 22 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 23 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Jan 23 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
24
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 24 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
25
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 25 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 26 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
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Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 27 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
28
Closed to General Public
Closed to General Public
Jan 28 all-day
Closed to General Public
On Tuesdays, Explore & More is closed to the general public so that we can better accommodate large school groups for field trips.  If you Read more about Closed to General Public »
29
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 29 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Children’s Garden 10:30 am
Children’s Garden
Jan 29 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Children's Garden
The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or Read more about Children’s Garden »
30
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 30 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »
Explore Even More 9:30 am
Explore Even More
Jan 30 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Explore Even More
Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s Read more about Explore Even More »
31
Open Studio Hours
Open Studio Hours
Jan 31 all-day
Join us in our Art Studio, Cooking Galley, and Tinkering Tank for our daily open studio hours!  Check below to learn when your favorite studio Read more about Open Studio Hours »