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
Closed: September 19th-23rd
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.

Dinosaur Park: STEAM Family Workshop *Sold Out*

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

*Sold Out!* Welcome to Dinosaur Park! Explore & More has partnered with HSBC to bring you this special Dinosaur Park Workshop. Prepare yourself as we take a look at Paleontology, the study of fossils, explore different dinosaurs that could have lived in the region, and finally create your own dinosaur park to bring home. What sort of habitat will you Read more about Dinosaur Park: STEAM Family Workshop *Sold Out* »

$15

Princess Birthday Cupcake Class

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

Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, crafts, and Storytime! Rapunzel will provide encouragement, tips, and tricks as you decorate your own cupcake with delicious frosting and dazzling sprinkles, as well as engaging crafts and interactive Storytime. This celebration will truly be an unforgettable, fantastic experience. Read more about Princess Birthday Cupcake Class »

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Pay What You Wish

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

Everyone is invited to pay what you wish,  every Saturday in June! Let's leverage the healing powers of play together.

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Birthday Celebration

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

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family. June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, Read more about Birthday Celebration »

Dino Day

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

Let's explore different dinosaurs that could have lived in our region and create your own dinosaur park to take home, while supplies last! Presented by HSBC. Click here for tickets.

STEAM Camp – Sold Out!

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

Grab your lab coat and goggles and join us this summer at Explore & More’s Tinker Camp! Spend the week exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) topics and design challenges that range from building robots to understanding rocket ships.  Discover the true maker in you!  Ages: 5 – 10 Date: Monday, June 27th – Friday, July 1st Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm Price Read more about STEAM Camp – Sold Out! »

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Birthday Celebration

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

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family. June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, Read more about Birthday Celebration »

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Waterway Wednesdays

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

Join us in Moving Water every Wednesday from 10 AM - Noon as we learn about the Erie Canalway and the surrounding waterways which have crafted Buffalo and the Western New York region into the wonderful place that it is today! These programs will vary in topic, and subject matter, ranging from arts and crafts to social studies exploration. Supported by Read more about Waterway Wednesdays »

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Birthday Celebration

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

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family. June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, Read more about Birthday Celebration »

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Birthday Celebration

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

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family. June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, Read more about Birthday Celebration »

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Birthday Celebration

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

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family. June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, Read more about Birthday Celebration »

Free Play Fridays Super Soccer Stars

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

Join us for some fun in the sun every Friday in July & August as we play and make friends! FREE PLAY FRIDAYS take place rain or shine from 11 am-1 pm at the Pierce Lawn, Canalside, and each week features a different activity! Registration is not required!  This free program is presented with the help of our friends at Read more about Free Play Fridays Super Soccer Stars »