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

Museum Hours (Summer 2024)

☀️ Open: Monday and Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
☀️ Super Sweet Sundays – Open: June 30, July 14, July 21, July 28, August 11, August 25: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
🕙 Closed: Tuesdays, July 4, July 7, August 4, August 18, September 2

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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Au-Some Evening

November 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Once a month, our special Au-Some Evenings give children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. Families will have access to the museum space and play zones, including our cafe. Featured activities include a music center, therapy dogs, art projects and gross motor activities. Explore & More will also have a social narrative about the new museum and its play zones, quiet kits, as well as calming sensory-friendly spaces in the museum.

Join us for a Fall Harvest, Gathering & Gratitude Au-Some Evening! We’ll have sensory play with fall-themed sensory bins, harvest playdough prints, and themed light tables. Create leaf art, and Thanksgiving centerpieces in our art studio. We will feature therapy animals from the SPCA, an interactive music group, and graduate student volunteers from Buffalo State’s Exceptional Education program. Resources for families include scripted stories for Thanksgiving gatherings, Thanksgiving picture vocabulary, and tips on how to teach gratitude to children.

To register for the next Au-Some Evening please complete the form, here!

Au-Some Evenings are brought to us through the generous support of Mother Cabrini Health Foundation.

Au-Some Evenings are also supported by J.M. McDonald Foundation, Maria Love Convalescent Fund, and Erie County

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Details

Date:
November 11, 2022
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Phone
(716)655-5131
Email
info@exploreandmore.org
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Venue

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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Phone
716-655-5131
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Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30