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 (June 2024)

Open For Play: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am); Sunday, June 30: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday, Select Sundays (June 9, June 16, June 23)

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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Canalside Children’s Book Festival

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Calling all bookworms! Join us for the inaugural Children’s Book Festival on the Pierce Lawn at Canalside on Saturday, June 29th from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Explore & More will be open from 10am-4pm.

Highlights of the free outdoor Children’s Book Festival:

  • FREE Celery Book for the first 300 children
  • Book vendors and community tabling
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library book mobile on-site at 10:00am
  • Partake in different crafts and activities with Explore & More, EPIC, Barb’s Book Buddies, Mari Fox Wellness, and Making Waves Art Studio!
  • Camp out at the Big Blue Adirondack chair for special programming such as yoga, mindful movement activities, a kindness dance, a meet & greet with Celery, special book readings, and more!
  • Free lawn games
  • Bookmark giveaways courtesy of Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield


June 29
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
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Canalside, Buffalo
44 Prime St, Buffalo, NY 14202 + Google Map
Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 23.