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!

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Explore Even More

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

Kiddos who are hopping into Kindergarten in 2023 can practice their school readiness skills in our “explore even more” program! Pre-Kindergarteners are set up for success with fun and educational activities. Not only will children play in the museum daily, but they will also practice the following Kindergarten Readiness Skill-Builders: fine motor skills (cutting, writing, using manipulatives for small motor Read more about Explore Even More »

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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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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!

Drop & Shop – Stay & Play: Day Camp

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

The Friday after Thanksgiving is typically a day full of special shopping deals and heavy discounts and is considered the beginning of the holiday shopping season.  If you plan to take on the holiday crowds and are looking for a fun child care option for your kids, look no further.  Explore & More will keep your children exploring and learning Read more about Drop & Shop – Stay & Play: Day Camp »

We are OPEN Late for Play!

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

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

Santa Claus is coming to town!  We’ll have festive, holiday-themed activities throughout the museum.  Don’t forget to bring a toy to donate to help make a child’s holiday magical this season, click here to shop our wishlist!

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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.

Origami Dragon Bookmaking

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

Origami Dragon Bookmaking Drop-in Workshop with Book Arts Teaching Artist RUBY MERRITT  Join us in the Art Studio for a special craft! We will be joined by Western New York Book Arts and making origami dragon chain books. This activity will be drop-in, and open to any museum guests. This activity will provide participants with their very own origami book Read more about Origami Dragon Bookmaking »