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 (Summer 2024)

☀️ Open: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
☀️ Super Sweet Sundays – Open: June 30, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 11, August 25: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
🕙 Closed: Tuesdays, July 4, July 7, August 4, August 18, September 2

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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Canalside Children’s Book Festival

Canalside, Buffalo 44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202

Calling all bookworms! Join us for the inaugural Children's Book Festival on the Pierce Lawn at Canalside on Sunday, June 30 from 10:00am-2:00pm. Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm. Highlights of the free outdoor Children's Book Festival: FREE Celery Book for the first 300 children Book vendors and community tabling Buffalo & Erie County Public Library book mobile Read more about Canalside Children’s Book Festival »

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Explore & More’s 5th Birthday Celebration

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

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS OF EXPLORE & MORE June 30 Only: $5 admission for all guests, courtesy of KeyBank Open: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am) All-Day Activities: Birthday Crown Crafts in the Tinkering Tank (3rd Floor) Cupcake Crafts in the Celebration Room (3rd Floor) Scavenger Hunt Presented by Chef’s Restaurant 10am-2pm: Canalside Children’s Book Festival (More details) 11am-1pm: Meet & Greet your favorite cartoon Read more about Explore & More’s 5th Birthday Celebration »

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Super Sweet Sundays

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

Explore & More Children's Museum is open with special programming for six Sundays in summer 2024 in downtown Buffalo

Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30