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

Museum Hours (June 2024)

Open For Play: Wednesday-Saturday: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am); Sunday, June 30: 10am-4pm (Members Only at 9:30am)
Closed: Monday and Tuesday, Select Sundays (June 9, June 16, June 23)

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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Power Players Networking Event

May 23, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a unique FREE networking event at Explore & More Children’s Museum that will allow professionals from all industries to explore the museum and open their network to new contacts. Hosted by the museum’s emerging professionals group!

Built on the historic footprint of the terminus of the Erie Canal, the Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum sits at the crossroads between canals and bridges that have become year-round community destinations on the city’s waterfront at Canalside. This totally unique location makes it the perfect place to learn about the region’s roots all while networking! This informal event is free, includes light appetizers and a cash bar.

All industries encouraged!

Pre-registration is required for this free event!

Thank you to our sponsors!


QUESTIONS? Contact Mariah Prentiss, Advancement Manager at [email protected]


May 23, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


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. | Explore & More will be closed on Sunday, June 16.