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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Play & Learn: Planting & Growing

May 20, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am


May is here! This month Play & Learn playgroup will be exploring hands-on garden themed activities and planting a flower to take home! Join us for guided museum play, an adaptive story time – I Can Grow a Garden by DK Books and learn mindfulness techniques for children. Families will take home a flower mindfulness activity to practice at home.

Join us for a playgroup style pre-K class for diverse little learners and their parents/ caregivers. This class will meet the needs of children who benefit from a multi-sensory, flexible learning approach, and adapted materials. Children will have the opportunity to play in the museum at a quieter, sensory friendly time. Themed child centered activities will be provided that focus on social-emotional, pre-academic, communication, and motor skills. Parents will have the opportunity to connect with each other in a supportive environment. We will also provide follow up activities for home and advocacy resources.

Age & Participation

This class is designed for ages 3 – 4 years old with autism/diverse learning needs.
Cost: $10 per child. Purchase includes admission to the museum after class for participating child and one adult/caregiver.
Please purchase admissions tickets for any other adult or child in your group if you are planning on staying at the museum after class.

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Presented by Kelly for Kids Foundation


May 20, 2023
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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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