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.

Shnowy Winter Wonderland

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

We are open late for play as part of Dion's Dreamers' Shnowy Winter Wonderland! Enjoy hands-on fun at the museum then head out for a skate or sip some hot cocoa at Canalside! Thanks to West Herr for their support.

National Cookie Day with Milk for Health

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

Milk for Health is celebrating National Cookie Day at Explore & More by providing milk and cookies to our visitors. Be sure to stop by and say hi to the Dairy Princesses at the table in the lobby with giveaways & activities.

A Visit with the Green Grouch & Cindy Lou

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

We're open Sunday, from 10 AM - 2:30 PM for a very special day of play!  Visit with our favorite holiday characters, Visit with our favorite holiday characters, a friendly Green Grouch and Cindy Lou, as we partake in festive activities throughout the museum.  as we partake in festive activities throughout the museum. Characters will appear throughout the museum from Read more about A Visit with the Green Grouch & Cindy Lou »

Merry Fitmas featuring “Merry Movement and Mindfulness” presented by Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga

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

Join us for fun filled yoga and mindfulness activities for children and families to explore and enjoy this holiday season   - 10 yoga stations related to holiday yoga fun- movement and mindfulness activities with reindeer, gingerbread men, and other holiday themes from 11 AM – 1 PM. Those that attend will be eligible for an entry into a raffle for Read more about Merry Fitmas featuring “Merry Movement and Mindfulness” presented by Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga »

Molina Mondays

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

“Merry Movement and Mindfulness” presented by Donna Baia from Kidding Around Yoga - Join us for fun-filled yoga and mindfulness activities for children and families to explore and enjoy this holiday season   - 10 yoga stations related to holiday yoga fun- movement and mindfulness activities with reindeer, gingerbread men, and other cute themes from 11 AM – 1 PM. Read more about Molina Mondays »

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Members Only Playtime

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

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.

Virtual Family Fun Night: Gingerbread House Workshop

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

Gingerbread House Workshop - Presented by Patti Green Celebrate the holidays with this fun and engaging Gingerbread House Workshop! Children will tap into their creativity while decorating pre-built gingerbread houses with lots of candy and other food items. Together we’ll learn how to make a pretzel fence, a chimney with smoke, a pebble walkway, windows, trees, and more! Presented by Read more about Virtual Family Fun Night: Gingerbread House Workshop »

$20

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, United States

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 »

Members Only Playtime

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

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.

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Museum is Closed

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

Holidays Around the World – Countdown to 2022!

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

Shake off the winter blues and learn more about various holiday celebrations around the world, such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Saint Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, and Saint Nicholas Day while having great fun doing so! Fun, hands-on experiences will spark creativity, imagination, and exploration as school-agers venture throughout the museum to play and learn in the exhibits. We have a jam-packed week of Read more about Holidays Around the World – Countdown to 2022! »

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 16.