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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Celebration of Love

May 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on May 14, 2023 at 10:30 am

Everyone can feel the love this Mother’s Day weekend with pay what you wish admission, choose either $5, $7, $9, or $13! Create a card, plant a flower and read along with special storytimes to honor that special someone in our life!

Schedule of special events:
– Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM – 2 PM: The Botanical Gardens will be joining us in the Tinkering Tank to do a seed planting activity, while supplies last!
– Saturday, May 13th & Sunday, May 14th, 11 AM – 1 PM daily: Join Barb from Barb’s Book Buddies in the Cooking Gallery to SOAK up stories and create a special “make and take” bath salt for mom.  We will then gift wrap the bath salt in a Unicorn coloring page.  Continue spoiling mom once you get home and treat her to a game of Tic Tac Toe Housework.
– Saturday, May 13th, 11 AM – 1 PM while supplies last: Let’s make mom a special relaxing treat. Milk for Health will guide us as we make bath bombs to take home, soak and relax!


May 13
10:00 am - 5:00 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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Field trips are back, please be aware that it will be busier than usual.