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.

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! »

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Break Week

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

 JOIN US DURING BREAK WEEK! Spend your winter break week at Explore & More! Fun, hands-on experiences will spark creativity, imagination, and exploration for the whole family. We have a jam-packed week of fun with holiday-themed activities, giveaways, listen to stories by Barb’s Book Buddies, get lost in a magic show, African dance & drumming...and more!  Presented by AT&T.

$11

Solstice Storytime with Barb’s Book Buddies

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

Need a little winter warm up?  Join Barb from Barb's Book Buddies as she reads "Share Some Kindness, Bring Some Light ''  by April Stott.  Make and take your own paper lantern as we learn about celebrating the Winter Solstice.  Free with admission!

Countdown to Noon

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

Ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly hour at Explore & More’s annual Countdown to Noon!  Our studios will be activated throughout the day with New Year activities for the whole family to enjoy. Don't miss the New Years countdown, taking place at Noon and again at 3:30. Plus, children will go home with fun giveaways, dance the day Read more about Countdown to Noon »

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