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.

World Travelers Cooking Camp – Sold Out!

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

Pack your bag and let’s get exploring! Children will travel the world and encounter a different country every day of the week through maker projects, artistic masterpieces, traditional games, and authentic foods, as they gain math, science, and cooking skills. Hands-on cooking lessons are built into the daily schedule. This isn’t your typical make-pizza-bagels-and-ice-cream-sundaes kiddie “cooking” class, either.  As an added Read more about World Travelers Cooking Camp – Sold Out! »

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Ice Cream Social

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

We’re celebrating all things ice cream with our friends at Perry’s Ice Cream! Join us for ice cream themed activities, storytimes, & giveaways!

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 »

STEAM Family Workshop

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

HSBC STEAM Challenge Workshops offer parents and children an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEAM based learning and exploration together in the Tinkering Tank. Each program consists of instructor led discussion of STEAM principles and various STEAM challenges that parent/child pairs will work together to solve!  This free workshop is perfect for children in K-3rd grade along with their adult. Read more about STEAM Family Workshop »

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Ice Cream Social

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

We’re celebrating all things ice cream with our friends at Perry’s Ice Cream! Join us for ice cream themed activities, storytimes, & giveaways!

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Ice Cream Social

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

We’re celebrating all things ice cream with our friends at Perry’s Ice Cream! Join us for ice cream themed activities, storytimes, & giveaways!

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Sweet Sundays

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

July is National Ice Cream Month. Let's celebrate by crafting, playing. learning, and eating ice cream (provided by Perry's)!  Sweet Sundays will take place on Sunday, July 24th, and July 31st from 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM. A Snow Queen will join us from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM, and Face Painting by Linda will be available from 11:00 AM Read more about Sweet Sundays »

Buffalove Camp

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

Explore & More’s Buffalove Camp is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge about our great Buffalo Niagara region with lessons detailing Buffalo’s past, present, and future. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities and open-ended opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge about Buffalo’s architectural history, while making some structures of their own. We will celebrate our hometown teams Read more about Buffalove Camp »

Free Play Fridays Fun is in the Air

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 Fun is in the Air »

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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! Meet, pet, feed and learn about various types of cows, thanks to our friends at Milk for Health. This event is free and open to the public! It’s sure to be “aMOOsing!”