Calendar

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.

Tickets

Advance ticket purchases are required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

New Hours!
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-4PM
Members Only: Friday 10AM-11AM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Ongoing

Buffalove Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Explore & More’s Buffalove Camp is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge about our great Buffalo Niagara region with lessons detailing Buffalo’s past, present, and future. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities and open-ended opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge about Buffalo’s architectural history, while making some structures of their own. We will celebrate our hometown teams Read more about Buffalove Camp »

$275
Recurring

Growing Me

What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, Read more about Growing Me »

$12
Recurring

Folk Art Fridays

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS beginning, Friday, July 9th, and every Friday throughout 2021 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don't miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Recurring

Trucking Through the Summer from A to Z

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We are celebrating all things trucks every Wednesday and Friday, all summer long as we work our way through the alphabet. From Ambulance to Zamboni, we will provide truck-themed activities inside the museum, as well as virtually. Additionally, we will have various trucks outside in front of the museum each week for kids to learn about and explore. On these Read more about Trucking Through the Summer from A to Z »

Free
Recurring

We’re Open

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Join us for safe, in-person play!

Recurring

Free Play Fridays

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Free Play Fridays with Algonquin Sports presented by Wegmans and Project Play Western New York from 11am-1pm outside at Pierce Lawn, Canalside (for children 10 and under). Plus, Milk for Health will be providing free chocolate milk at each session!  Each week has a special theme: JULY 2 Bubbles, Blocks, & Balls / An introduction to kickball JULY 9  Super Read more about Free Play Fridays »

Recurring

Au-Some Evening

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We are so pleased to announce that in-person Au-Some Evenings have returned!  Our Au-Some families will be the first to experience the all new Car Wash exhibit, presented by Delta Sonic, it's a one of a kind experience that will delight children and adults alike! To register for the event, please email [email protected]   Au-Some Evenings are brought to us through Read more about Au-Some Evening »