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.

Play and Learn: Summer Fun – Camping

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

Summertime is perfect for camping! Join us in the Tree House where we will set up camp with some fun imaginative play! We will read stories by the campfire, have a play food picnic, and look for forest animals on a nature walk. There will be nature themed activities in the Art Studio as well as make-and- take resources for Read more about Play and Learn: Summer Fun – Camping »

Toddler Time: Under the Sea

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

Water play, sand exploration, jellyfish making, and more are just some of the fun that we will have at this Toddler Time class! “Swim” on over for a good time at Explore & More! $15 per child. Includes one caregiver per paying participant, museum admission not included. Click here to register! Per our security protocol, guests are required to enter Read more about Toddler Time: Under the Sea »

Explore Even More: Construction & Cars

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

Vroom, vroom, beep, beep, rumble, rumble! You are in store for some fun if you join us for our Explore Even More class! We’ll play in Building Buffalo, using our imaginations we’ll become construction workers and truck drivers! We’ll build with blocks, practice our numbers and letters, and have so much fun! We’ll end our class with story time. Preregistration Read more about Explore Even More: Construction & Cars »

$15

Explore Even More: Community Helpers

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

Let’s celebrate our community! We’ll learn about different community helpers and how they help the neighborhood. We’ll play dress up, and travel to different floors of the museum while we pretend to be mechanics, chefs, doctors, construction workers and more! See you then! Age & Participation This class is designed for ages 3-4. Cost: $15 per child. Purchase includes one adult/caregiver Read more about Explore Even More: Community Helpers »

Explore Even More: Halloween

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

Halloween is here! Come in your favorite not-so-scary costume! We’ll go trick or treating to different Explore and More exhibits- there will be so many snacks and yummy treats. We’ll have 5 little pumpkins story time, special Halloween themed crafts, songs and games! AGE & PARTICIPATION This class is designed for ages 3-4. $15 per child. Purchase includes one adult/caregiver Read more about Explore Even More: Halloween »

Science Wizards Class

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

There’s not only magic In the air, but there’s also science too! Get ready for hands-on, messy activities for your imaginative engineer. Witches & Wizards from Wonderland Character Entertainment will be leading exciting and mysterious science experiments, crafts, and story time! You won’t want to miss out on messy dragon toothpaste, you’ll also have a chance to test your potion Read more about Science Wizards Class »

Halloween Kidding Around Yoga Class

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

Wear your Halloween costume and get ready for a “BOO-tiful” time! There will be fun Halloween yoga poses, mindfulness activities, music to dance and move to, a“witches brew” that we will make with fun objects, plus a special Halloween guided relaxation time at the end of class! For Children Ages 3-8 with parent/caregiver • Space is limited, registration is required! Read more about Halloween Kidding Around Yoga Class »

Toddler Time: Giving Thanks

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

*Sold Out* Gobble Gobble! Bring your little turkey for some fun including story time, sponge painting and even the turkey pokey! Click here to register! Per our security protocol, guests are required to enter through our staff entrance located on the 1st floor – bypassing the 2nd floor lobby entrance.  Walk underneath the 2nd floor bridge near the canal and you will find this Read more about Toddler Time: Giving Thanks »

Family Gratitude Kidding Around Yoga

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

Have an attitude of gratitude! Let’s cultivate the beautiful feeling of gratitude in this fun filled yoga class that will include a thankful story with lots of yoga poses, mindfulness activities with turkey feathers, a gratitude game, and a special guided relaxation time that will leave everyone feeling thankful. Join your child for a family friendly yoga session! For Adults Read more about Family Gratitude Kidding Around Yoga »

Holidays Around the World Cookie Decorating Class

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

*Sold Out* Holidays Around the World with cookies is a tasty and fun way for children to explore cultures and traditions from around the globe. Join us for a morning of decorating holiday cookies in our Cooking Galley! Each ticket includes a personal cookie decorating kit* and our staff will be on hand to help. We’ll also have Storytime and a holiday craft station to enjoy. Read more about Holidays Around the World Cookie Decorating Class »

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