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 encouraged but not required. You can purchase tickets here.

Featured Upcoming Events

• Eclipse Readiness Days (March 2 and April 6) – Details

Where The Wild Things Art Day Camp (June 19) – Register Today 

• Week-Long Summer Camps (Starting June 24) – Registration is Now Open

Museum Hours

Special Break Week Hours (2/19-2/25):
Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: 9:30am-10am
Closed: 2/26-27

Regular Museum Hours:
Open For Play: Wednesday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

 

2024 Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day (Monday and Tuesday), Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

There may be additional closures due to severe weather. Check Explore & More’s social media channels and local news outlets for updates on delays and closings.

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We are OPEN for Play!

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

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

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Waterway Days

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

Join us in Moving Water 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, perfect for ages 3-10 and their caregiver! Children Read more about Waterway Days »

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We are OPEN for Play!

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
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Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
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We are OPEN for Play!

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
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Open House & Toy Drive Kick Off

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

 Pay what you wish during our Open House presented by State Farm! On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th join us at an admission price of your choosing. Plus, this holiday season, we need your help to ensure every child has a magical holiday season! Shop our Amazon Wishlist to have your toy donation sent to Explore & More! Read more about Open House & Toy Drive Kick Off »

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Open House Weekend and Toy Drive Kick Off

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

 Pay what you wish during our Open House presented by State Farm! On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th join us at an admission price of your choosing, either $5, $7, $9 or $13. Plus, this holiday season, we need your help to ensure every child has a magical holiday season! Shop our Amazon Wishlist to have your toy Read more about Open House Weekend and Toy Drive Kick Off »

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Members Only Playtime

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

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, United States

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!   This month we'll have exciting STEM events happening in both Read more about STEM Saturday presented by National Grid »

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We are OPEN for Play!

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, United States
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Open House & Toy Drive Kick Off

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

 Pay what you wish during our Open House presented by State Farm! On Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th join us at an admission price of your choosing. Plus, this holiday season, we need your help to ensure every child has a magical holiday season! Shop our Amazon Wishlist to have your toy donation sent to Explore & More! Read more about Open House & Toy Drive Kick Off »

We are open for play today from 10am-3:30pm!