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.


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.


Explore Even More

Looking for that special drop-off program for your 4-5 year old this Fall? 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 Read more about Explore Even More »

Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve – 4 Sessions!

Join Eat Smart NY to make a healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve in our Cooking Galley! Participants will get to make and enjoy their own healthy snack while learning about the importance of eating healthy dessert! This program is included with membership or paid general admission thanks to support from BlueCross BlueShield of WNY. Session times: 10:30 - 11:00 11:30 Read more about Healthy Banana Berry Soft Serve – 4 Sessions! »

Halloween Cupcake Decorating

Celebrate this spooky time of year by learning to decorate Halloween inspired cupcakes! Each participant will learn fun decorating techniques and bring home two spooky creations.  This one hour class will take place in our 4th floor Cooking Galley is intended for ages 8-12. Note: Chocolate will be used in this class. Cupcakes also contain gluten, eggs and dairy.


Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies!

Join us in our 3rd floor Tinkering Tank, where we will be creating our own kooky stop motion movies! First, we will build our own model spooky houses, spiders, and ghosts out of different materials. We will also test out the laser cutter to help make movie props. Then we learn about the filming process of stop motion and try Read more about Spooky Kooky Stop Motion Movies! »


Mummy Hot Dogs

Celebrate this spooky time of year by learning to make your own Mummy Hot Dog! Each participant will make a deliciously spooky lunch to enjoy right in our studio! This half-hour class will take place in our 4th floor Cooking Galley is intended for ages 8-12. Note: “Mummy coverings” contain gluten.  


Apple Cider and Homemade Popcorn

Learn to use a cider press to make and sample your very own cider creations. Participants will also make home made popcorn for a delightful fall snack!  This one-hour class will take place in our 4th floor Cooking Galley is intended for ages 8-12.

Caramel Apples

Participants will make two different delicious apple snacks; a caramel or candy apple, and a cereal treat apple!  This 45-minute class will be taking place in our 4th floor Cooking Galley and is intended for ages 8-12.


Spooky Movie Prop Makers!

Classic monster movies might seem scary but once you learn about the special effects, they can become fun and even silly! Join us in our 3rd floor Tinkering Tank as we take a look into 1930’s-1950’s monster movies and discover how they were made. Then we will be crafting our own spooky hand prop and then making our own ghost Read more about Spooky Movie Prop Makers! »


Magic Wands and Potions with Wizard Students

Explore your imagination with the help of our wizard students by conjuring magic potions and creating delicious magic wands! The immersive story time will be perfect for wizard fans five years of age and up. Presented by Wonderland Character Entertainment. Note: This class contains dairy.



“Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings

Are you a new parent looking to connect yourself and your little one with other new parents and their infants?  Join us for Newbie Wednesdays, where new parents can meet for a themed discussion over a light breakfast and a simple craft - with occasional guest appearances by childhood and parenting experts - while their little ones are able to Read more about “Newbie Wednesdays” New Parent Mornings »


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.

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