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:
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.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Pop-Up

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

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 »

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Gift Card Day

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

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. 

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Members Only Playtime

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

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, Buffalo, NY

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 »

Kazoo Day

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

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

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

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

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Waterway Wednesdays

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

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.

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Members Only Playtime

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

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.

Folk Art Fridays

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

This Folk Art Friday we'll be in the Art Studio creating Valentine's Heart Hand Mosaics! 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 Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

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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

Waterway Wednesdays

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

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! Hands on Watershed Model, this craft was a favorite for guests’ way back in 2019, we are excited to Read more about Waterway Wednesdays »