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

Open For Play: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
Members Only: Wednesday-Sunday: 9:30am-10am
Closed: Monday and Tuesday

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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Explore & More Open House

November 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Explore & More is hosting a Winter Open House from 5:00 – 6:30 on Friday, November 22nd, and you’re invited!

Your family is welcome to stop by for a free visit, then head outdoors to join in the festivities at Canalside’s Season Opening Celebration – including fireworks at 7:00!

Upgrade your museum visit by purchasing a $5 studio pass, granting you access to fun activities inside the museum’s Cooking Galley, Tinkering Tank, and Art Studio!  Ask for details at the admissions desk upon arrival.

Click here to see Canalside’s full list of events for the evening.


November 22, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Field trips are back! Please be aware that it will be busier than usual.