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

Open For Play: Wednesday-Sunday: 10am-4pm
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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STEM-tastic Break Week

December 26, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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One event on December 27, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on December 28, 2023 at 11:00 am

One event on December 29, 2023 at 11:00 am

JOIN US DURING BREAK WEEK! Come join us for a STEM-TASTIC week at the museum on your holiday break! Thanks to our friends at State Farm, we are hosting interactive and hands-on STEM experiences in all three of our studio spaces.

Special performance and an invention show-and-tell with Dr. Sparks on Wednesday December 27 from 11:00-2:00
Live Planetarium Shows from Lockport Planetarium on Thursday December 28 from 11:00-2:00
Create artwork with robots in our Art Studio!
See live demonstrations with our 3D Printer in the Tinkering Tank!
Learn all about penguins with our arctic sensory bins
Put your engineering skills to the test by creating a shelf for your elf
And many other engaging STEM opportunities!

Plus, STEM themed giveaways (while supplies last)!

Tickets at


December 26, 2023
11:00 am - 3:00 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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We are OPEN FOR PLAY Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm! Field trips are back so please be aware it will be busier than usual.