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.

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 »

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 »

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Family Fun Fridays

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

Fisher-Price is bringing the fun with Family Fun Fridays at the Explore & More loading dock. Join us for activities, special presenters and first responders. Every Friday will be something new for the whole family to enjoy leading up to our Touch a Truck event in August!  This event is free and open to the public! 7/1 The Buffalo Police Read more about Family Fun Fridays »

Cows at Canalside

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

Let’s make friends with some cows! Throughout the summer, you can meet, pet, feed and learn about various types of cows. Thanks to our friends at Milk for Health you can go home with a special gift, too. This event is free and open to the public! It’s sure to be “aMOOsing!”

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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 »

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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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Summer Safety Days

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

 Let’s talk about safety! Summer Safety Days are here at Explore & More. This is a chance for caretakers and families to talk to various local organizations to discover what resources are available, plus there’ll be some special giveaways too!  This event is open to the public and free with admission. On July 2nd the organizations who will be in Read more about Summer Safety Days »

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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 »

Free Play Fridays Putting, Chipping, Driving & Golf Games

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 Putting, Chipping, Driving & Golf Games »