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.


Advance ticket purchases are encouraged but not required. You can purchase tickets here.

Featured Upcoming Events

• Eclipse Readiness Days (March 2 and April 6) – Details

Where The Wild Things Art Day Camp (June 19) – Register Today 

• Week-Long Summer Camps (Starting June 24) – Registration is Now Open

Museum Hours

Special Break Week Hours (2/19-2/25):
Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: 9:30am-10am
Closed: 2/26-27

Regular Museum Hours:
Open For Play: Wednesday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
Closed: Monday and Tuesday


2024 Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day (Monday and Tuesday), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

There may be additional closures due to severe weather. Check Explore & More’s social media channels and local news outlets for updates on delays and closings.

Play & Learn: Planting & Growing

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

May is here! This month Play & Learn playgroup will be exploring hands-on garden themed activities and planting a flower to take home! Join us for guided museum play, an adaptive story time – I Can Grow a Garden by DK Books and learn mindfulness techniques for children. Families will take home a flower mindfulness activity to practice at home. Read more about Play & Learn: Planting & Growing »


HSBC Family Fun Day: Storytime & Crafts with Alice, Ever After Books

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

Join us along with Alice, Ever After Books for a story-time and craft! Meg Howe, store owner and story-time aficionado will lead the storytelling experience. This event is free with admission!

STEM Saturday

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

Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, kids don’t even know they’re learning! Come join us in the Tinkering Tank for May's STEM Saturday, Magnetic May! Learn the science Read more about STEM Saturday »

We are open for play today from 10am-3:30pm!