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.

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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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Birthday Celebration

June 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on June 24, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 27, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 29, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on June 30, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 1, 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on July 2, 2022 at 10:00 am

 Explore & More turns 3 years old this year and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Join us for a fun-filled, week-long celebration throughout the museum with birthday activities and fun for the whole family.

  • June 25th, 10-11:30 AM – Join Rapunzel and celebrate the best day ever! Explore and More is turning 3, so we are celebrating with cupcake decorating, crafts, and storytime! Rapunzel will provide encouragement, tips, and tricks as you decorate your own cupcake with delicious frosting and dazzling sprinkles, as well as engaging crafts and interactive storytime, brought to you by Wonderland Character Entertainment.  Space is limited, must pre-register here.
  • June 27th, 11 AM – 1 PM free with admission – The Aquarium of Niagara is onsite to share in the birthday shell-abration for Explore and More! Come see the diversity of shells found on Earth, meet a live shell mover and maker, and stick around to make your own shell craft. We will show how shells grow each year, just like Explore and More! 
  • June 27th, 11 AM – 2 PM, free with admission – Head to the Tinkering Tank for a DIY seed packet activity with the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens. Families can decorate the packet and create their own signature seed mix. 
  • June 27th, & July 1st, 11 AM – 1 PM, free with admission – NOCO will be bringing a junior. insect biologist on site so we can learn about how to make sustainability fun through hands on activities!
  • June 29th 12 PM – 3 PM, free with admission – Get your face painted by Linda in the Cooking Galley!
  • June 30th, 10 AM – 4 PM, free with admission – Every visitor will receive a coupon for a free scoop of Perry’s ice cream – Birthday Bash or Piece of Cake Flavor! Head to the Low Bridge Cafe to redeem.
  • July 1st,  free with admission 1 – 4 PM Visitors will have an opportunity to make birthday buttons and magnets with the help of the Burchfield Penney Art Center.  We’ll have plenty of materials for button making, however, if you have a special birthday picture that you would like to make into a button, bring it along!
  • July 2nd, 11 AM – 1 PM, free with admission – Get moving and stretching with Kidding Around Yoga as we participate in some Birthday themed yoga classes, on the Rooftop Terrace, weather permitting.

Throughout the week we’ll also celebrate with various ongoing activities:

  • Scavenger Hunt – Receive a scavenger hunt passport and then look for the clues throughout the museum! When you find all of them, receive a special prize!
  • Art Studio – We’re decorating birthday crowns.
  • Tinkering Tank – Get those wheels turning as we create pom pom launchers.
  • Mobile Fun Unit – It isn’t a birthday party without a piñata- now you can create your very own!
  • Tree House – We’re learning about how other cultures from around the world celebrate their birthdays with special story times.

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors for helping us celebrate:

Rich Products – Presenting Sponsor
NOCO – Sustainability Sponsor
KeyBank – Activity Sponsor


June 25, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 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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Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30