Calendar

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.

Tickets

Advance ticket purchases are required. You can purchase tickets here.

Museum Hours

Hours of Operation:

New schedule: reservations required!
Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM
Members Only: Fridays 10 AM-11 AM

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

Keep Calm and Story On: A virtual storytime and more!

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Keep Calm and Story On! presented by Spectrum Health & Human Services is a free virtual event for families on Tuesday, May 18 at 6:30pm. Spectrum Health’s Melissa Farrell will read the classic children’s book Jelly Beans for Breakfast about two friends with wonderful imaginations. Then Sandy Pufpaff will show us how to make our own glitter jars: they are fun ways Read more about Keep Calm and Story On: A virtual storytime and more! »

Free

STEAM Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

  Grab your lab coat and goggles and join us this summer at Explore & More’s Tinker Camp! Spend the week exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) topics and design challenges that range from building robots to understanding rocket ships.  Discover the true maker in you!  Ages: 8 – 12 Date: Monday, June 28th – Friday, July 2nd Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm Read more about STEAM Camp »

$275

Buffalove Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Explore & More’s Buffalove Camp is designed to enhance your child’s knowledge about our great Buffalo Niagara region with lessons detailing Buffalo’s past, present, and future. Campers participate in a variety of hands-on activities and open-ended opportunities for children to build understanding and knowledge about Buffalo’s architectural history, while making some structures of their own. We will celebrate our hometown teams Read more about Buffalove Camp »

$275

world travelers cooking camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Pack your bag and let’s get exploring! Children will travel the world and encounter a different country every day of the week through maker projects, artistic masterpieces, traditional games, and authentic foods, as they gain math, science, and cooking skills. Hands-on cooking lessons are built into the daily schedule. This isn’t your typical make-pizza-bagels-and-ice-cream-sundaes kiddie “cooking” class, either.  As an added Read more about world travelers cooking camp »

$325

Art Explorers Pre-K Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Every day is a new adventure when you are an Art Explorer! Campers will become immersed in beloved books that correspond with the various Play Zones at Explore & More. We will explore these stories through hands-on art projects that will challenge our imagination and encourage creativity. Campers will need to provide a snack and a water bottle daily. Ages: For children Read more about Art Explorers Pre-K Camp »

$150

Art Voyagers Camps

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Every day is a new adventure when you are an Art Voyager! Campers will become immersed in even more beloved books that correspond with the various Play Zones at Explore & More. We will explore these stories through hands-on art projects that will challenge our imagination and encourage creativity. Campers will need to provide a snack and a water bottle daily.  Ages: 5 Read more about Art Voyagers Camps »

$150

Invention Exchange

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

Just imagine all that you can invent! Campers will learn skills in electronics, robotics, and fabrication to create useful, fun, and silly inventions to solve a series of challenges. After building foundational skills, makers will explore the entire design process to invent their own independent project. Your child will learn while having fun! Ages: 8 – 12 Date: Monday, July Read more about Invention Exchange »

$275

Farm to Fork Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

If you need some help with your garden, enroll your budding green thumb in this five-day gardening and cooking camp. Kids will learn how to care for a plant from growing to harvesting, then they’ll take the day’s produce and make a healthy dish. As an added bonus, this camp features the “Farm to Table Program” hosted by Patti Green. The combined Read more about Farm to Fork Camp »

$325

Together to Kindergarten Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten Camp »

$150

Together to Kindergarten Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten Camp »

$150

Together to Kindergarten Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten Camp »

$150

Together to Kindergarten Camp

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum 130 Main Street

We know summer is just starting, but it is never too early to start preparing for school! In September, many children will be “leaving the nest” and going off on their own for the first time. No, we are not talking about going to college. We’re talking about little ones going to Kindergarten! For many kids, this will be the first time they spend Read more about Together to Kindergarten Camp »

$150
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