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

Open For Play: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
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.

‘Leaf’ it to Fall for Fun

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

When school’s out, we’re here to help working families with fun and educational programs for school-age kids! Explore & More's Study & Play Program brings learning and fun together—and the best part? The fun, inspiring activities we have planned will help kids take a breather from screen time, while still having a blast. Join us as we get moving and grooving with Kidding Read more about ‘Leaf’ it to Fall for Fun »

Children’s Garden

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

The Children’s Garden is a 1 hour program in our third floor Tinkering Tank for our littlest ones (ages 2-3) along with their parent or caregiver to engage with each other, follow a simple routine and make new friends. 

$12

Bonza Bottler Day

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

Did you know that Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated once a month when the number of the month coincides with the number of the day? Bonza Bottler Day is a day just to have a party. This holiday was created on August 8th, 2005, by Elaine Fremont when she realized there were no special occasions to celebrate one month. She created a Read more about Bonza Bottler Day »

Drop & Shop

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

The Friday after Thanksgiving is typically a day full of special shopping deals and heavy discounts and is considered the beginning of the holiday shopping season.  If you plan to take on the holiday crowds and are looking for a fun child care option for your kids, look no further.  Explore & More will keep your children exploring and learning Read more about Drop & Shop »

Gingerbread House Workshop

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

Join us for a special holiday storytelling while we create our very own gingerbread houses to take home!

$20

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! »

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 »

Recurring

Valentine’s Day Cooking Experience – Baked with Love

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

Valentine’s Cookie Decorating and Valentine’s Crafts hosted by Wonderland Princesses. Pre-registration is required, cost per child with one adult is $25.

Virtual Family Fun Night – Heart Opening Yoga

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

Open your heart and let love in! This family yoga class will leave everyone feeling happy and loved. We will practice a variety of heart opening yoga poses, playful partner poses, a loving kindness meditation, and enjoy a special guided relaxation activity at the end of the class. This class is for adults and children to have fun practicing yoga Read more about Virtual Family Fun Night – Heart Opening Yoga »

Invention Exchange/STEAM

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

Explore & More's day camp brings learning and fun together—and the best part? The fun, inspiring activities we have planned will help kids take a breather from screen time, while still having a blast. Grab your lab goggles and join us for Tinker Camp! Spend the day exploring STEM topics and design challenges that range from building robots to rocket Read more about Invention Exchange/STEAM »

Recurring

Sweet As Pie Cooking Experience

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

The Wonderland Princesses are helping us create our very own no-bake apple pie snacks followed by a special storytime! Cost per child with one adult is $25, space is limited!

HSBC Family Fun Day – Ladybug Painting

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

Join us for Family Fun Day, presented by HSBC, with a fun painting project, to get the creative juices flowing. This event will be held in-person in our Art Studio and feature a local professional artist leading your children into creating a masterpiece. This activity will be paired with a kit that will have everything your little artist will need Read more about HSBC Family Fun Day – Ladybug Painting »

$20
Explore & More will be closed Sunday, May 26-Tuesday, May 28. We will be open for play again on Wednesday, May 29!