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.

world travelers cooking camp

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

Pack your bag and let’s get exploring! Children will travel the world and encounter a different country every day of the week through maker projects, artistic masterpieces, traditional games, and authentic foods, as they gain math, science, and cooking skills. Hands-on cooking lessons are built into the daily schedule. This isn’t your typical make-pizza-bagels-and-ice-cream-sundaes kiddie “cooking” class, either.  As an added Read more about world travelers cooking camp »

$325
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
Recurring

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 »

Recurring

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
Recurring

We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

Recurring

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
Recurring

We’re Open

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

Join us for safe, in-person play!

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
Recurring

Folk Art Fridays

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

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS beginning, Friday, July 9th, and every Friday throughout 2021 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don't miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Recurring

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