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.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Members Only: Sunday, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid

Join us in the Tinkering Tank as Thermo Fisher shows us how to build lava lamps. Then check out the space activity, presented by the Buffalo Astronomical Association. Children can also create their own scratch art and snow globes! Presented by National Grid.

Once Upon a Holiday

Riverworks 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo

Get lost in a winter wonderland with Explore & More, Riverworks, and Second Generation Theatre. Follow your beloved fairy tale heroes as they embark on a magical musical journey in Once Upon a Time. Then watch your favorite characters as they skate and dance on ice. Plus, there’ll be a vendor village so Santa can fill his sleigh! Saturday, December Read more about Once Upon a Holiday »


Magic on the 4th Floor!

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

Now appearing on the Fourth Floor! Milk For Health presents Rob & Carol Allen for a live and interactive performance. An exciting mix of amazing magic & game show with surprises for your entire family to enjoy. They appear at 11:00 and will disappear at 1:00 --don't miss them!

Field trips are back, please be aware that it will be busier than usual.