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 Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM
Members Only: Fridays 10 AM-11 AM

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

Break Week

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

 Break Week presented by State Farm Join us from March 31-April 11 (Closed Sunday, April 4) We are excited to announce we are celebrating Erie County’s 200th Birthday on April 2! Join us as children and adults alike will enjoy exploring STEM concepts and hands-on activities as they are inspired by native innovators of our past before the Buffalo (BILLS) Read more about Break Week »

$7.16 Admission

 April marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to kick off the celebration we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

Vulnerable Populations Play Time

This play time is reserved for our most at-risk visitors, including older adults and individuals with preexisting conditions of any age. Capacity during the first hour play session will be limited to 50 individuals. Visitors will be entering the museum at its cleanest - following our deep-cleaning, overnight procedures.

Break Week

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

 Break Week presented by State Farm Join us from March 31-April 11 (Closed Sunday, April 4) We are excited to announce we are celebrating Erie County’s 200th Birthday on April 2! Join us as children and adults alike will enjoy exploring STEM concepts and hands-on activities as they are inspired by native innovators of our past before the Buffalo (BILLS) Read more about Break Week »

$7.16 Admission

 April marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to kick off the celebration we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

Study & Play

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

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 »

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

$7.16 Admission

 April marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to kick off the celebration we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

Study & Play

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

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 »

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

Members Only Play Time

Members-only playtime means that our members get access to all the fun and play the museum has to offer, just with other members!  This special members-only playtime is a perk that comes free with every membership.

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