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.

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Museum Hours

Open For Play: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
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.

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Day of Solar Eclipse: We are open with special hours!

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

Explore & More will be open the day of the solar eclipse (Monday, April 8, 2024) from 9:30am-1pm with special members-only time from 9-9:30am!

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Family-Friendly Eclipse Viewing Party

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

Join us for a once-in-a-generation Total Solar Eclipse on Explore & More’s terrace from 2-5pm! This family-friendly event is perfect for friends staying at nearby hotels for the Eclipse or who those live downtown and want to watch the eclipse from the best location. Families will have access to the entire fourth floor of the museum on top of the Read more about Family-Friendly Eclipse Viewing Party »

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual.