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

• Eclipse Readiness Days (March 2 and April 6) – Details

Where The Wild Things Art Day Camp (June 19) – Register Today 

• Week-Long Summer Camps (Starting June 24) – Registration is Now Open

Museum Hours

Special Break Week Hours (2/19-2/25):
Monday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
Members Only: 9:30am-10am
Closed: 2/26-27

Regular Museum Hours:
Open For Play: Wednesday-Friday: 10am-3:30pm, Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-3:30pm
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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Free Play Fridays

July 2, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Free Play Fridays with Algonquin Sports presented by Wegmans and Project Play Western New York from 11am-1pm outside at Pierce Lawn, Canalside (for children 10 and under). Plus, Milk for Health will be providing free chocolate milk at each session!  Each week has a special theme:

JULY 2 Bubbles, Blocks, & Balls / An introduction to kickball
JULY 9  Super Soccer Stars
JULY 16 Obstacle Course Extravaganza
JULY 23 Balls, Bats, and Baseball Hats
JULY 30 Hula Hooping and Imagination Playground
AUGUST 6 Fun is in the Air / An introduction to tennis
AUGUST 13 Teamwork Makes the Dream Work with relay races and cooperative learning games
AUGUST 20 Aim High with stomp rockets and a jump-roping challenge
AUGUST 27 Sidewalk Chalk Art Fest

*Note: this event is rain or shine!


July 2, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 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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