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.

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!”

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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 »

Free

Touch a Truck 2022

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

Trucks, trucks and more trucks! Join us for this FREE family friendly event at Canalside on Sunday, August 7th, from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM, with a quiet hour from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM.  Come see, touch and explore over 30 vehicles with giveaways, activities and surprises for the whole family! Thanks to our event chair, Sam Savarino! Presented Read more about Touch a Truck 2022 »

10-4 Admission

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

Discount Admission? 10-4, Good Buddy! Want to visit the museum after Touch a Truck? 10-4! Thanks to Savarino Companies, we’re offering reduced admission - adults pay $10 and children 17 and under pay only $4! As always, children under 1 are free.

Invention Exchange – Sold Out!

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

Just imagine all that you can invent! Campers will learn skills in electronics, robotics, and fabrication to create useful, fun, and silly inventions to solve a series of challenges. After building foundational skills, makers will explore the entire design process to invent their own independent project. Your child will learn while having fun! Ages: 8 – 12 Date: Monday, August Read more about Invention Exchange – Sold Out! »

Free Play Fridays Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work »

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Au-Some Evening

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

Once a month, our special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Families will have access to the museum space and play zones, including our cafe. Featured activities include a music center, therapy dogs, art projects and gross Read more about Au-Some Evening »

Free

Find the Superhero Within Community Day

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

Buffalo EOC in partnership with Explore & More is pleased to present Find the Superhero Within: Community Day. Families can expect a fun-filled day of giveaways, sweet treats, superheroes and more surprises with pay-what-you-wish admission to the museum! Come learn about the tuition-free programs available at the BEOC then enjoy a free scoop of Superhero ice cream thanks to Perry’s Read more about Find the Superhero Within Community Day »

Farm to Fork Camp – Sold Out!

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

If you need some help with your garden, enroll your budding green thumb in this five-day gardening and cooking camp. Kids will learn how to care for a plant from growing to harvesting, then they’ll take the day’s produce and make a healthy dish to bring home and share with their family. As an added bonus, this camp features the “Farm Read more about Farm to Fork Camp – Sold Out! »