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.

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 »

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!”

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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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Waterway Day

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

Join us in Moving Water along with the Buffalo Maritime Center 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!  The Buffalo Maritime Center will be bringing their boat building trailer to help lead in the construction of a working Read more about Waterway Day »

Incredible Hunt

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

Grab your friends and some comfortable shoes and get ready to compete in this app-based adventure around Canalside, brought to you by your friends at Explore & More, the experts in play. This adults-only scavenger hunt around Canalside (and slightly beyond) will have you searching for clues and answering fun hometown trivia.  The hunt will conclude with a Finish Line Read more about Incredible Hunt »

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Architects of Air Patrons receive Half Price Admission

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

 As a proud sponsor of this Buffalo Waterfront exhibit, we are pleased to offer discount admission to patrons of Architects of Air! Show your Architects of Air admission ticket and receive half off an Explore & More admission ticket, valid through September 10. 

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Architects of Air Patrons receive Half Price Admission

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

 As a proud sponsor of this Buffalo Waterfront exhibit, we are pleased to offer discount admission to patrons of Architects of Air! Show your Architects of Air admission ticket and receive half off an Explore & More admission ticket, valid through September 10. 

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Architects of Air Patrons receive Half Price Admission

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

 As a proud sponsor of this Buffalo Waterfront exhibit, we are pleased to offer discount admission to patrons of Architects of Air! Show your Architects of Air admission ticket and receive half off an Explore & More admission ticket, valid through September 10.