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.

Featured Upcoming Events

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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Explore & More’s 5th Birthday Celebration

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until June 30, 2024

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum is celebrating its 5th birthday at Canalside from June 26-30.

Kids can enjoy:

  • Birthday Crafts and Activities (All Week Long)
  • 5-Year-Olds Get in Free! (All Week Long)
  • Appearances by STEMbot • Storytimes with Alice, Ever After and Barb’s Book Buddies
  • Animal Friends from The Buffalo Zoo (June 26 & 27)
  • Milk for Health’s Cows at Canalside (June 28)
  • Free Play Friday (June 28)
  • Canalside Children’s Book Festival (June 29)
  • $5 Admission on June 30 thanks to KeyBank
  • & more!

Check back for updates!


June 27
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