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.

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! »

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 »

Pajama-Rama Day

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

Put on your cutest pair of pajamas, grab your favorite teddy bear, pack up a blanket, and join us for Pajama-Rama! Families looking for a fun program to enjoy with their toddlers and preschoolers will love the music educator, Sara Rogers, who will lead us in songs and stories about some of our favorite winter animals. 

$11

Hat Day

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

Wear a hat while you play at the museum, plus fun surprises throughout the day! 

$11

STEM Saturday presented by National Grid

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

  This STEM Saturday is going to be amazing! Join us as Penn Dixie Fossil Park takes over the Tinkering Tank and Buffalo Niagara Waterkeeper will be joining us in the Moving Water exhibit. Then in the afternoon come dig up the past with The University at Buffalo’s Archaeological Department. 

Recurring

Gift Card Day

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

Use your Explore & More gift card in-person and receive your choice of a special prize, plus enter to win the grand prize drawing of a birthday party at Explore & More! In-person redemption only. 

STEM-tastic Day Camp

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

Explore & More's day camps are offered on designated school holidays and school break weeks. Our programs are led by our professional Educators. Programming is for children in grades 1-4 with a drop-off at 8:30 am and a pick-up at 4:00 pm. We are a New York State Office of Child & Family Services licensed and regulated School Age Child Read more about STEM-tastic Day Camp »

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Pop-Up

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

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is coordinating a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday at Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. This pop-up vaccine clinic is specifically for children and their families and will offer Pfizer COVID-19 doses for children under 18 years old, as well as the first vaccine and boosters for eligible Read more about COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Pop-Up »

Kazoo Day

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

Come in for a day of play and fun as we make music with kazoos! Plus every child will go home with their own kazoo. 

$11

Rescheduled: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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

Due to weather we rescheduled our celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Any tickets previously purchased will be honored or refunded. Feel free to email us with any questions.  Join us as we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We will celebrate his legacy through stories, crafts, and activities throughout the museum, plus admission to the museum is only $5 Read more about Rescheduled: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day »

$5

Puzzle Day

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

Join us on National Puzzle Day as we recognize how exercising our brains with puzzles has so many benefits, such as improving memory, cognitive function, and problem-solving skills. Puzzles will be incorporated into all exhibit spaces and you can create your own puzzle in the Art Studio.

$11

Recurring

Waterway Wednesdays

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

Join us in Moving Water every Wednesday from 10 AM - Noon as we learn about the Erie Canalway and the surrounding waterways which have crafted Buffalo and the Western New York region into the wonderful place that it is today! Supported by the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the NYS Canal Corporation.

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