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.

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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 »

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

Weird Science Wizards

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

Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn and cauldron bubble… strange science is brewing at Explore and More! The Wizard Students from Wonderland Character Entertainment will lead all magically inclined participants with fun STEAM science experiments. There will be magic and fun for all. Ages: 4 and up Cost: $25 per child Register for this class here!

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

Toddler Time: Not-So-Spooky Fun

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

 Toddler Time is a 1 hour program for our little ones ages 18 months up to 3 years, giving them and their caregiver the opportunity to play, learn and grow!   Join us for a morning of Spooktacular fun including a spider craft, story and song time, and even trick-or-treating!  Click here to register!

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Whimsical & Witchy Celebration

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

What’s the best way to get into the spooky spirit? Magical Halloween-themed activities with your favorite witches, of course! The Salem Sisters from Wonderland Character Entertainment will put a spell on you when you join them for spirited stories, crafts, and snacks. Come little children, and together we’ll have a Spooktacular Celebration! Ages: 4 and up Cost: $25 per child Read more about Whimsical & Witchy Celebration »

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Whimsical & Witchy Celebration

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

What’s the best way to get into the spooky spirit? Magical Halloween-themed activities with your favorite witches, of course! The Salem Sisters from Wonderland Character Entertainment will put a spell on you when you join them for spirited stories, crafts, and snacks. Come little children, and together we’ll have a Spooktacular Celebration! Ages: 4 and up Cost: $25 per child Read more about Whimsical & Witchy Celebration »

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

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