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.

Art Explorers Pre-K Camp

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

Every day is a new adventure when you are an Art Explorer! Campers will become immersed in beloved books that correspond with the various Play Zones at Explore & More. We will explore these stories through hands-on art projects that will challenge our imagination and encourage creativity. Campers will need to provide a snack and a water bottle daily. Ages: For children Read more about Art Explorers Pre-K Camp »

$150

Art Voyagers Camps

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

Every day is a new adventure when you are an Art Voyager! Campers will become immersed in even more beloved books that correspond with the various Play Zones at Explore & More. We will explore these stories through hands-on art projects that will challenge our imagination and encourage creativity. Campers will need to provide a snack and a water bottle daily.  Ages: 5 Read more about Art Voyagers Camps »

$150
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

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