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.


Advance ticket purchases are encouraged but not required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

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

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

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*Canceled* Au-Some Evening

March 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Please be advised the March Au-Some Evening has been canceled due to weather.

Once a month, Au-Some Evenings give children with autism and sensory processing needs, their friends and family an opportunity to play and learn together in an understanding and supportive environment. In addition to a fun night of play with access to the museum space and exhibits, we have special programming for families! The evening features themed Art Studio projects, sensory exploration in our Tinkering Tank, therapy animals from the SPCA and student volunteers from SUNY Buffalo State’s Exceptional Education program. Parent outreach materials including links for social stories, child development resources and play tips are always available. We even provide small giveaways or snacks in the lobby, at the end of the night to help with the transition of leaving the museum. We look forward to having you join us!

Our theme for March Au-Some Evening is Rainbows & Clovers! In addition to sensory activities, we will be experimenting with chromatography rainbows in the Tinkering Tank. Children can make 3-D clovers and rainbow wall hangings in the Art Studio. We will share family resources highlighting Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month and “inclusion.”

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

Au-Some Evenings was created in 2012 by Kathy Doody, Professor in Exceptional Education from SUNY Buffalo State and Jana Mertz, Certified Autism Specialist.  Special education teacher candidates from Exceptional Education volunteer at monthly Au-Some Evenings events, providing support to children and families while developing language skills, promoting social interactions, and facilitating learning through play.
Au-Some Evenings are also supported by J.M. McDonald Foundation, Maria Love Convalescent Fund, and Erie County,


March 10
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
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Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
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