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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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 Bank of America Private Bank credit or debit card and a photo Read more about Museums on Us »

Free

Superhero Day at the Museum

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

Spend the day with your favorite superheroes! This action-packed day will feature live-action performances as the superheroes lead families on an adventure throughout the museum. Can you help solve the superhero mystery? Plus the day will include: Take photos with your favorite characters Interactive virtual experiences throughout the museum Superhero themed activities Take super photos in the photobooth Every child Read more about Superhero Day at the Museum »

$15

Molina Mondays

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

When it’s too cold to play outside, come play inside with fun activities at Explore & More. Get ready to work the wiggles out by playing games, practicing yoga,  Imagination Playground and so much more!  Our visitors will have so much fun burning energy they won't even realize they are learning! ​We are excited to offer Kidding Around Yoga Time from 10:00 Read more about Molina Mondays »

Bonza Bottler Day

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

Did you know that Bonza Bottler Day is celebrated once a month when the number of the month coincides with the number of the day? Bonza Bottler Day is a day just to have a party. This holiday was created on August 8th, 2005, by Elaine Fremont when she realized there were no special occasions to celebrate one month. She created a Read more about Bonza Bottler Day »

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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

Veterans Days

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

Veterans and active military members receive FREE admission.

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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 »

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Magic on the 4th Floor!

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

Now appearing on the Fourth Floor! Milk For Health presents Rob & Carol Allen for a live and interactive performance. An exciting mix of amazing magic & game show with surprises for your entire family to enjoy. They appear at 11:00 and will disappear at 1:00 --don't miss them!

Lego Drive in Honor of Kevin Hays

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

Join us in the Tinkering Tank as we honor, a longtime friend of the museum, Kevin Hays.  Kevin had a passion for helping others and he also loved LEGO sets.  To honor his memory we are hosting a LEGO Drive, where all LEGO sets donated will be delivered to deserving Western New York children.  While you’re at the museum, feel free to stop by the Tinkering Read more about Lego Drive in Honor of Kevin Hays »

Au-Some Evening

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

Please join us as special education and physical and occupational therapy students from Buffalo State and UB will supervise play stations throughout the Museum.  The stations will include fun and engaging activities that address all domains of learning through interactive games and play.  Parents will be provided directions to replicate all of our play stations at home if they would Read more about Au-Some Evening »