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

• Eclipse Readiness Days (March 2 and April 6) – Details

Where The Wild Things Art Day Camp (June 19) – Register Today 

• Week-Long Summer Camps (Starting June 24) – Registration is Now Open

Museum Hours

Winter Hours:
Open For Play: Wednesday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

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.

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.

Folk Art Fridays

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

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 »

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

Folk Art Fridays

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

Out of this World: The Art of Space -Space is a beautiful place to explore. Scientists have been charting space since the beginning of time. Our views of space have changed so much from the early telescopes of the 17th century to the James Webb telescope today! Join us in the tinkering tank to learn how to chart the stars!  Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Inventor’s Day

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

Join us in the Tinkering Tank as we recreate some of George Washington Carver’s most famous inventions!

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! Fishing in WNY, participants will build their own mini fishing rod while, fishing for wildlife that is found in Read more about Waterway Wednesdays »

Folk Art Fridays

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

Let's get drumming! Join us in the Art Studio as we create our very own Djembe Drums!   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 Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Recurring

STEM Saturday presented by National Grid

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

  Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities that power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month presented by National Grid. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, kids don’t even know they’re learning!

Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual.