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 required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

New hours!
Open:
Monday 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Members Only:
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10 AM
Closed: July 4th, 2022

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

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Museums on Us

Explore & More is pleased to be part of Museums on Us, Bank of America customers enjoy one free general admission ticket on the first weekend of every month.  To register, please call the museum at (716)655-5131. Be sure to present your Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or Bank of America Private Bank credit or debit card and a photo Read more about Museums on Us »

Free
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Members Only Playtime

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

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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Folk Art Fridays

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

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don't miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Pajama-Rama Day

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

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
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Members Only Playtime

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

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.

Recurring

Folk Art Fridays

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

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don't miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Hat Day

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

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

  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. 

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Gift Card Day

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

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

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 »

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Gift Card Day

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

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. 

Recurring

Gift Card Day

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

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. 

It's field trip season! Be advised the museum is generally quieter in the afternoon than the morning.TICKETS