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.

STEAM Camp

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

  Grab your lab coat and goggles and join us this summer at Explore & More’s Tinker Camp! Spend the week exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) topics and design challenges that range from building robots to understanding rocket ships.  Discover the true maker in you!  Ages: 8 – 12 Date: Monday, June 28th – Friday, July 2nd Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm Read more about STEAM Camp »

$275
Recurring

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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Birthday Celebration

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

Come celebrate our birthday! 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 for our friends at Read more about Birthday Celebration »

$11
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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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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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Free Play Fridays

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

Free Play Fridays with Algonquin Sports presented by Wegmans and Project Play Western New York from 11am-1pm outside at Pierce Lawn, Canalside (for children 10 and under). Plus, Milk for Health will be providing free chocolate milk at each session!  Each week has a special theme: JULY 2 Bubbles, Blocks, & Balls / An introduction to kickball JULY 9  Super Read more about Free Play Fridays »

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We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

Recurring

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

Buffalove Camp

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

Explore & More’s Buffalove Camp is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge about our great Buffalo Niagara region with lessons detailing Buffalo’s past, present, and future. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities and open-ended opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge about Buffalo’s architectural history, while making some structures of their own. We will celebrate our hometown teams Read more about Buffalove Camp »

$275