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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Family-Friendly Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Join us for a once-in-a-generation Total Solar Eclipse on Explore & More’s terrace from 2-5pm! This family-friendly event is perfect for friends staying at nearby hotels for the Eclipse or who those live downtown and want to watch the eclipse from the best location.

Families will have access to the entire fourth floor of the museum on top of the terrace viewing area, where we will have an eclipse safe telescope available.

Guests will enjoy curated themed activities, snacks, and a signature drink. Cash bar of wine, beer and cider will also be available for guests 21+. Limited tickets available!

General Admission: $25 per person for adults and children age 1 year and older. Please note this is a separate ticketed event after-hours. The museum will be open to the public from 9:30am-1pm on April 8.

All events are non-refundable and non-transferable.

This event has sold out. Thank you for your support! 


April 8
2:00 pm - 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.