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

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!

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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

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
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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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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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Waterfront Wednesdays

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

The Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration is pleased to announce "Waterfront Wednesdays - Children FREE," an Erie County 200 event every Wednesday afternoon this July and August. The Buffalo Waterfront Heritage Collaboration was created by IMAGINE Greater Buffalo 2025 with the Wednesday afternoon "Landmark Cruise" on the Miss Buffalo II and the Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park Museum and allows one FREE child, 12 and under per paying Read more about Waterfront Wednesdays »

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Trucking Through the Summer from A to Z

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

We are celebrating all things trucks every Wednesday and Friday, all summer long as we work our way through the alphabet. From Ambulance to Zamboni, we will provide truck-themed activities inside the museum, as well as virtually. Additionally, we will have various trucks outside in front of the museum each week for kids to learn about and explore. On these Read more about Trucking Through the Summer from A to Z »

Free