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

Invention Exchange

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

Just imagine all that you can invent! Campers will learn skills in electronics, robotics, and fabrication to create useful, fun, and silly inventions to solve a series of challenges. After building foundational skills, makers will explore the entire design process to invent their own independent project. Your child will learn while having fun! Ages: 8 – 12 Date: Monday, July Read more about Invention Exchange »

$275
Recurring

Waterfront Wednesdays

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

The Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration is pleased to announce "Waterfront Wednesdays - Children FREE," an Erie County 200 event every Wednesday afternoon this July and August. The Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration was created by IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025 with the Wednesday afternoon "Landmark Cruise" on the Miss Buffalo II and the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park Museum and allows one FREE child, 12 and under per paying Read more about Waterfront Wednesdays »

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!