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.

Recurring

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
Recurring

Growing Me

What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, Read more about Growing Me »

$12

Mission to Mars: STEAM Family Workshop

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

Mission To Mars: Greetings Space Cadets! Have you ever wanted to go to outer space? Join us as we take a look at modern day space missions that will eventually take humans to Mars. On this mission you will create your own rockets, space buggies, and a Mars base camp all while learning about the science behind these activities. Presented Read more about Mission to Mars: STEAM Family Workshop »

Recurring

Baby & Me

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

What: The Baby & Me class at Explore & More is designed to support the developmental needs of young children through play!  We will provide educator-led, hands on experiences for your child that will encourage their language, social, cognitive and physical skills, all while giving caregivers the opportunity to form friendships with each other.  Join us for some discovery and Read more about Baby & Me »

$12
Recurring

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
Recurring

Growing Me

What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, Read more about Growing Me »

$12
Recurring

Baby & Me

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

What: The Baby & Me class at Explore & More is designed to support the developmental needs of young children through play!  We will provide educator-led, hands on experiences for your child that will encourage their language, social, cognitive and physical skills, all while giving caregivers the opportunity to form friendships with each other.  Join us for some discovery and Read more about Baby & Me »

$12

Day Camp: Buffalove

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

Our day camps are perfect for days off from school!  Our licensed School Age Child Care program will keep your little one having fun and smiling! 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 Read more about Day Camp: Buffalove »

Recurring

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
Recurring

Growing Me

What: Growing Me is the next step after Children’s Garden. This is a one-hour program for ages 4-5 where we focus on Pre-K and Kindergarten readiness skills. In this class children will grow their confidence by practicing skills independently while still receiving parental supervision. In Growing Me we focus on social and emotional development, language and communication, early literacy, and mathematical thinking. We play with puzzles, write, Read more about Growing Me »

$12

Dinosaur Park: STEAM Family Workshop *Sold Out*

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

*Sold Out!* Welcome to Dinosaur Park! Explore & More has partnered with HSBC to bring you this special Dinosaur Park Workshop. Prepare yourself as we take a look at Paleontology, the study of fossils, explore different dinosaurs that could have lived in the region, and finally create your own dinosaur park to bring home. What sort of habitat will you Read more about Dinosaur Park: STEAM Family Workshop *Sold Out* »

$15

Princess Birthday Cupcake Class

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

Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, crafts, and Storytime! Rapunzel will provide encouragement, tips, and tricks as you decorate your own cupcake with delicious frosting and dazzling sprinkles, as well as engaging crafts and interactive Storytime. This celebration will truly be an unforgettable, fantastic experience. Read more about Princess Birthday Cupcake Class »

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