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 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.

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Collection for Harvest House

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

Help Us Help Children in Need Do you have children's items that you don’t use or need anymore? Harvest House has a home for it! From October 21-November 12, help our neighbors in need by donating new or gently used children’s items. Drop off a donation item to the collection bin in our Admissions Lobby or shop on Amazon using Read more about Collection for Harvest House »

Not So Spooky Toddler Time

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

*Sold Out* Join us for a morning of Spooktacular fun including a spider craft, story and song time, and even trick-or-treating! Click here to register! Per our security protocol, guests are required to enter through our staff entrance located on the 1st floor – bypassing the 2nd floor lobby entrance.  Walk underneath the 2nd floor bridge near the canal and you will find this Read more about Not So Spooky Toddler Time »

Explore Even More: Halloween

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

Halloween is here! Come in your favorite not-so-scary costume! We’ll go trick or treating to different Explore and More exhibits- there will be so many snacks and yummy treats. We’ll have 5 little pumpkins story time, special Halloween themed crafts, songs and games! AGE & PARTICIPATION This class is designed for ages 3-4. $15 per child. Purchase includes one adult/caregiver Read more about Explore Even More: Halloween »

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Family Fun Fall Fest

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

Fall is here! What better time to enjoy some quality family time playing and making memories together? Get ready for a jam-packed day full of fall-themed fun to celebrate the changing of the seasons at Explore & More. Visit the Cooking Galley to make your own candy apples with Milk for Health, then we'll decorate scream cheese! There'll be fall Read more about Family Fun Fall Fest »

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We are OPEN for play!

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

Come play into possibilities with hands-on, engaging fun & learning!

HSBC Family Fun Day with the WNY Book Arts Center

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

Join us on this fun fall day! As part of Family Fall Fun Fest, come by the Art Studio for a fall-themed Drop-In Letterpress Workshop presented by WNY Book Arts, where you can make autumn themed cards and mini-posters to take home and celebrate fall. Presented by HSBC Bank

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The Magic of Rob and Carol

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

Don’t miss the magic with Rob & Carol Allen for a live & interactive performance. Join them for an exciting mix of amazing magic, and game show excitement- with surprises for the entire family to enjoy! Thanks to our friends at Milk for Health

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Face Painting

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

Embrace the Halloween spirit by getting your face painted!

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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! Presented by our friends at National Grid

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