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

Museum Hours (June 2024)

Open For Play: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am); Sunday, June 30: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday, Select Sundays (June 9, June 16, June 23)

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.


Members Only Playtime

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

Members-only playtime means that our members get access to all the fun and play the museum has to offer, just with other members!  This special members-only playtime is a perk that comes free with every membership.


Free Play Fridays

Canalside, Buffalo 44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Let’s have some fun in the sun this summer as we play and make friends! FREE PLAY FRIDAYS take place rain or shine from 11 am-1 pm at the Pierce Lawn, Canalside. Registration is not required! JUNE 30 Super Soccer Stars JULY 7 Putting, Chipping, Driving & Golf Games JULY 14 Flag Football Fun JULY 21 Balls, Bats, and Baseball Read more about Free Play Fridays »


Summer Campout with Barb’s Book Buddies

Pierce Lawn, Canalside 44 Prime St, Buffalo

Grab your happy little camper for an outdoor, interactive, family reading experience! Gather at Barb's Book Buddies camper and discover new stories from local children’s book authors and take home a Book Buddy surprise! (while supplies last)

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 23.