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 (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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Once Upon a Holiday

December 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Get lost in a winter wonderland with Explore & More, Riverworks, and Second Generation Theatre.

Follow your beloved fairy tale heroes as they embark on a magical musical journey in Once Upon a Time. Then watch your favorite characters as they skate and dance on ice.

Plus, there’ll be a vendor village so Santa can fill his sleigh!

Saturday, December 18 • 10:00am – 5:00pm

10:30am: Once Upon a Time by Second Generation Theatre
12:00pm-1:30 pm: Character Skate
12:00pm – 2:00pm Ken/Ton students perform holiday music
10:00pm-5:00pm: Vendor Village

Additional support provided by the Girl Scouts and Independent Health.

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December 18, 2021
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
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359 Ganson Street
Buffalo, 14203 United States
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Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30