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 10 AM-4 PM
Members Only: Friday 10 AM-11 AM
Special Sunday Hours from 10 AM – 2:30 PM, December 5, December 12

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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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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Members Only Playtime

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

  Members-only playtime means that our members get access to all the fun and play the museum has to offer, just with other members!  This special members-only playtime is a perk that comes free with every membership.

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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 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 admission.  Better yet, become Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Au-Some Evening with Superheroes!

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

This month’s Au-Some Evening is super special as we welcome some caped crusaders from the Superhero Alliance of WNY to the museum. There’ll be a photo booth with backdrops and props, Halloween activities and more - so wear your costume and bring your trick or treat bag! Click here to download the event flyer. To register for the event, please Read more about Au-Some Evening with Superheroes! »

Family Fun Fall Fest

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

Fall is here! What better time to enjoy some quality family time playing and making memories together? Get ready for a jam-packed weekend of animal discovery and fall-themed fun to celebrate the changing of the seasons both indoors and outdoors at Explore & More. Saturday, October 9th: Join us in celebrating autumn in the museum with various fall-themed activities including building Read more about Family Fun Fall Fest »

Harvest Party

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

No school? No problem! Bring your school-age children to Explore & More on Monday, October 11th for a full day of play from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM! Your children will participate in a jam-packed day of animal discovery and fall-themed fun to celebrate the changing of the seasons both indoors playing and learning in the museum exhibits and outdoors Read more about Harvest Party »

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Molina Mondays

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

Join us the 2nd Monday of the month for Molina Mondays, where Molina Healthcare members pay only $5 for admission! There will be fun, hands-on, health, wellness, and safety activities throughout the museum for the children and information and resources for the caregivers.  To reserve your ticket simply call (716)655-5131, be sure to bring your proof of membership and ID card to the museum.

National Farmer’s Day with Milk for Heatlh

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

Join us for a free activity day as we celebrate National Farmer's Day!  Live farm animals, fun activities and treats for all our friends. Presented by Milk for Health

Free
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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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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