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 required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

New schedule: reservations required!
Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9:30AM-4:30PM
Members Only: Friday 9:30AM-10:30AM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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

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Children’s Garden

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

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

We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

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

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Baby & Me

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

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

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

We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid

  Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month presented by National Grid. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, kids don’t even know they’re learning! Turnip the volume! Grassroots Gardens will be in the Tinkering Tank Read more about STEM Saturdays presented by National Grid »

Global Day of Play: Fisher-Price Pop Up

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

In celebration of the Global Day of Play, Monday, June 21st, Fisher-Price will be on site with selfie stations featuring your favorite toys and characters, including Puppy, Sis, and a life-size Rock-a-Stack.  Plus, the Cast and Play Crew will be signing up little ones to go behind the scenes at Fisher-Price as toy testers and models. Here you can enter Read more about Global Day of Play: Fisher-Price Pop Up »

Free

’90s Birthday Celebration

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

Come celebrate our 27th Birthday like it’s 1994. This two-week-long celebration will have special surprises, 90’s themed activities, and birthday celebrations for the entire family. Events will be taking place both in-person and online so the fun doesn’t stop!  Children can participate in a scavenger hunt throughout the museum and win prizes.  We will share birthday activities and storytime videos Read more about ’90s Birthday Celebration »

$11

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