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: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 AM-4 PM
Members Only: Friday 10 AM-11 AM
Special Hours: January 17, 10 AM – 4 PM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

Recurring

Pay What You Can

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

This holiday season, the  New Car Dealers of Western New York are pleased to partner with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum to offer PAY WHAT YOU CAN admission! That means families can play at a price of their choosing!  Treat yourself to some safe, hands-on holiday fun December 1 - 17, including Sundays, thanks Read more about Pay What You Can »

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

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

Pay What You Can

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

This holiday season, the  New Car Dealers of Western New York are pleased to partner with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum to offer PAY WHAT YOU CAN admission! That means families can play at a price of their choosing!  Treat yourself to some safe, hands-on holiday fun December 1 - 17, including Sundays, thanks Read more about Pay What You Can »

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

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.

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 every Friday 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 a member Read more about Folk Art Fridays »

Recurring

Pay What You Can

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

This holiday season, the  New Car Dealers of Western New York are pleased to partner with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum to offer PAY WHAT YOU CAN admission! That means families can play at a price of their choosing!  Treat yourself to some safe, hands-on holiday fun December 1 - 17, including Sundays, thanks Read more about Pay What You Can »

Recurring

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!

Shnowy Winter Wonderland

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

We are open late for play as part of Dion's Dreamers' Shnowy Winter Wonderland! Enjoy hands-on fun at the museum then head out for a skate or sip some hot cocoa at Canalside! Thanks to West Herr for their support.

Recurring

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
Recurring

Pay What You Can

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

This holiday season, the  New Car Dealers of Western New York are pleased to partner with Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum to offer PAY WHAT YOU CAN admission! That means families can play at a price of their choosing!  Treat yourself to some safe, hands-on holiday fun December 1 - 17, including Sundays, thanks Read more about Pay What You Can »