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.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

Temporarily closed 9/14-10/17

New Hours Beginning October 18
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Members Only: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30 – 10 AM
Open to the Public: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM

Holiday Hours:
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

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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.

Click here to purchase tickets!


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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Something new is coming...Explore & More will be closed from 9/14-10/17 while we make updates & improvements.Learn More