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 (June 2024)

Open For Play: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am); Sunday, June 30: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday, Select Sundays (June 9, June 16, June 23)

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.

Graham Cracker Houses with the Green Grouch and Cindy

Join the Green Grouch and Cindy to construct a tasty Graham Cracker House made of sugar, spice and everything nice!   Entertainment for the day is provided by Wonderland Character Entertainment. Allergens include: egg, gluten, chocolate, and candy processed in a nut facility.  Museum admission is not included in ticket price.

$16

Graham Cracker Houses with the Green Grouch and Cindy

Join the Green Grouch and Cindy to construct a tasty Graham Cracker House made of sugar, spice and everything nice!   Entertainment for the day is provided by Wonderland Character Entertainment. Allergens include: egg, gluten, chocolate, and candy processed in a nut facility.  Museum admission is not included in ticket price.

$16

No-Sew Winter Pillow

Create your very own no-sew penguin or peppermint swirl pillow!  We'll have the supplies - just bring your creativity!

$7

Countdown to Noon!

Ring in the New Year at a kid-friendly hour at Explore & More's annual countdown to noon!  Our studios will be activated throughout the day with New Year activities for the whole family to enjoy!  Tickets for this special event are $15, $4 for members.

Explore Even More

Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old? How about a little EXPLORE EVEN MORE in our brand new children’s museum! Children will have a stimulating preschool experience exploring our exhibits, engaging in teacher led group activities, participating in fun filled centers for pre-academic enrichment and time to play and learn with new friends.  Young children learn Read more about Explore Even More »

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Art Camp

This creative week-long drop-off program is designed to expose children to different forms of art. Participants in this program will experience pottery, painting, musical arts and so much more - all while exploring our seven play zones! Recommended Age Range: 5-7 years old Date: July 13 – July 17 (Monday – Friday) Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm Price per child: $275 Read more about Art Camp »

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STEM Camp

Grab your lab goggles and join us this summer for Tinker Camp! Spend the week exploring STEM topics and design challenges that range from building robots to rocket ships - discover the true maker in you! Recommended Age Range: 7-9 years old Date: August 3 - August 7 (Monday – Friday) Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm Price per child: $275 per Read more about STEM Camp »

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Baby & Me

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 »

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Homeschool Program

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

New! What: A two hour long weekly program to compliment your homeschool academia, focused on STEM. Who: 1st & 2nd grade (6-8 years old) When: Fridays starting September 25th, 2020 from 9:30am – 11:30am Cost: $17/participant Click here to register!  

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Study & Play

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

Explore & More is a licensed child care facility. Every Tuesday and Thursday you can have your school-age children (grades 1-4) come to experience the museum to learn, grow and play while we are closed the public.  The day consists of Study (School work/Zoom school classes) and Play in the museum, all in the care of our educators. What: A half-day or full-day program designed Read more about Study & Play »

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Virtual Family Fun Night

Explore & More is proud to announce that we will be kicking off our first Virtual Family Fun Night with a fun painting project, to get the creative juices flowing.  This event will be held exclusively on Zoom and feature a local professional artist leading your children into creating a winter-themed masterpiece.  This activity will be paired with a kit Read more about Virtual Family Fun Night »

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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
Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 16.