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:
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday: 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday: 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Members Only: Sunday, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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We are closed to the public!

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

We are closed to the public, we hope to see you soon for some hands-on play time!

Tips and Tricks to Ease the Transition Back to School

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

 It’s a new school year and SO much has changed! Are you worried about how your children will transition back to school, in a new classroom, an unfamiliar teacher, different classmates, a new bus driver, etc.? Perhaps your child is starting at a completely new school for the first time.  Well, we’ve got you covered! Join us for Tips and Read more about Tips and Tricks to Ease the Transition Back to School »

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Waterway Wednesdays

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

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 »

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Members Only Playtime

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

Members-only playtime means that our members get access to all the fun and play the museum has to offer, just with other members!  This special members-only playtime is a perk that comes free with every membership.

STEM Saturday presented by National Grid

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

 Get those wheels turning for STEM Saturday, September 17 in the Tinkering Tank! We’ll have STEM based activities that power the play throughout the day across the museum and from 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm in the Tinkering Tank. Come play your way through Science, Technology, Engineering & Math based activities that are so fun, kids don’t even know they’re Read more about STEM Saturday presented by National Grid »

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We are closed to the public!

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

We are closed to the public, we hope to see you soon for some hands-on play time!

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Museum is Closed

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

Museum is Closed for play as we install a new exhibit!

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Museum is Closed

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

Museum is Closed for play as we install a new exhibit!