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.

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! »

Free Play Fridays Crazy Kickball

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 Crazy Kickball »

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STEM Saturday presented by National Grid

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

  Get those wheels turning this weekend with STEM based activities that power the play across the museum the third Saturday of each month presented by National Grid. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, kids don’t even know they’re learning!

World Honey Bee Day: HSBC Family Fun Day

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

 Join our friends from Fairytale Farms in creating a folk art jar candle out of real beeswax. Learn mind-boggling facts about bees while also creating a beautiful piece of art. We can’t wait to create with you an amazing, immersive experience. Thanks to our friends at HSBC for their support! Space is limited for this free workshop, please pre-register here.

Weird Science for Kids

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

This Summer Camp will spark children’s imagination and encourage exploration! Learn how much fun science can be as you explore the weird world of science as we conduct daily experiments to unravel the mysteries of electricity, chemistry, light, and sound. Try not to get stuck as you make your own quicksand. Learn about floating rocks, cornstarch, fake snot, sink the unsinkable and Read more about Weird Science for Kids »

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Together to Kindergarten

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

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten »

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Together to Kindergarten

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

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten »

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Together to Kindergarten

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

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten »

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Together to Kindergarten

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

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten »

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Together to Kindergarten

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

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten »

Free Play Fridays Supper Soccer Shots

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 Supper Soccer Shots »

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!”