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 10 AM – 4 PM
Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM
Members Only:
Saturday 9:30 AM – 10 AM

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

STEM-tastic Day Camp

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

Explore & More's day camps are offered on designated school holidays and school break weeks. Our programs are led by our professional Educators. Programming is for children in grades 1-4 with a drop-off at 8:30 am and a pick-up at 4:00 pm. We are a New York State Office of Child & Family Services licensed and regulated School Age Child Read more about STEM-tastic Day Camp »

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Gift Card Day

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

Use your Explore & More gift card in-person and receive your choice of a special prize, plus enter to win the grand prize drawing of a birthday party at Explore & More! In-person redemption only. 

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
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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
Recurring

Gift Card Day

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

Use your Explore & More gift card in-person and receive your choice of a special prize, plus enter to win the grand prize drawing of a birthday party at Explore & More! In-person redemption only. 

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
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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 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

Gift Card Day

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

Use your Explore & More gift card in-person and receive your choice of a special prize, plus enter to win the grand prize drawing of a birthday party at Explore & More! In-person redemption only. 

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Pop-Up

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

The Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) is coordinating a COVID-19 vaccine clinic this Saturday at Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum. This pop-up vaccine clinic is specifically for children and their families and will offer Pfizer COVID-19 doses for children under 18 years old, as well as the first vaccine and boosters for eligible Read more about COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Pop-Up »

Recurring

Gift Card Day

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

Use your Explore & More gift card in-person and receive your choice of a special prize, plus enter to win the grand prize drawing of a birthday party at Explore & More! In-person redemption only. 

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