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 Hours!
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10AM-4PM
Members Only: Friday 10AM-11AM

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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Museums on Us

Explore & More is pleased to be part of Museums on Us, Bank of America customers enjoy one free general admission ticket on the first weekend of every month.  To register, please call the museum at (716)655-5131. Be sure to present your Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card and a photo ID when you Read more about Museums on Us »

Free
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$7.16 Admission

 This year marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to celebrate we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

Milk for Health at Explore & More

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

Join us as The Dairy Princesses hand out samples and giveaways for everyone, at the museum!

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$7.16 Admission

 This year marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to celebrate we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

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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
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$7.16 Admission

 This year marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to celebrate we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

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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
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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
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$7.16 Admission

 This year marks Erie County’s 200 year anniversary and to celebrate we are offering our guests admission to the museum for $7.16!

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Au-Some Evening

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

We are so pleased to announce that in-person Au-Some Evenings have returned!  Our Au-Some families will be the first to experience the all new Car Wash exhibit, presented by Delta Sonic, it's a one of a kind experience that will delight children and adults alike! To register for the event, please email [email protected]   Au-Some Evenings are brought to us through Read more about Au-Some Evening »