Play Into Possibilities, and never stop exploring!

Kids under 10 learn through hands-on play at Explore & More Children’s Museum in Buffalo, New York. Inside you’ll find four floors, seven permanent exhibits that change with the seasons, a rotating exhibit and most importantly, hours and hours of fun.


The whole family can join in the fun of child-led play in the seven educational play zones through hands-on exhibits. Explore regional history and geography. Examine culture, commerce and innovation. Learn by doing in the fields of athletics, architecture and agriculture.

being good neighbors

This child-sized street has three homes that look similar from the outside, but inside you’ll find that their furnishings, decorations and traditions are very different. The homes invite us to celebrate differences and explore similarities among our neighbors.

car wash

Explore & More’s new Car Wash exhibit has been planned, designed, and developed over the past twelve months and is the first and ONLY one of its kind. This immersive exhibit will engage children by taking them through the wash, rinse, and dry phases of a car wash. From liquid floors to a vacuum wall and a heat-activated color-changing vehicle, children will be able to play with every aspect of the exhibit. Additionally, the car wash is accessible to everyone.

moving water

Our iconic two-story waterfall cascades down into a water table where children of all ages learn about the Erie Canal, how locks work and how electricity is produced.

playing together

Families can run, move, play and see what it feels like to be a part of sports teams. Try on gear from different teams to imagine yourself as different kinds of athletes, or join in the fun by trying out different sports challenges with your friends.

Boy using hand crank to generate electricity

lighting buffalo’s imagination

Explore STEM concepts through experimentation, inspired by the innovators of the past and spark the creative and inventive possibilities of the future.

building buffalo

Be inspired by Buffalo’s storied architectural history. Work together to construct your own great structures out of different building materials. Step into a construction zone and design, experiment and build anything imaginable, including a bridge, a house and a city. Imagine yourself as the next great architect, builder or urban planner.

farm to fork

Follow your food from farm to table! On our farm you can plant, grow and harvest your crops, as well as care for a milking cow and some chickens. Load your produce onto a small-scale huckster truck and sell it at the farmer’s market. If all that work builds up your appetite, cook your farm-fresh finds in our farmhouse play kitchen.


community treehouse

Explore & More’s new Person Centered Services Community Treehouse immerses visitors in a breathtaking Western New York woodland scene, taking the concept of an inclusive outdoor playground and transporting it indoors with a whimsical twist. The Treehouse structure is accessible to everyone, including guests in wheeled mobility devices.

rooftop terrace

The fourth floor terrace offers unprecedented views of of the Buffalo city skyline with a crystal clear view of the fireworks show at the Buffalo Bisons’ Sahlen Field. The zone has a barn feature, a windmill, wind and music instruments, along with various plantings to soak up the sunshine.

more ways to play

Join us every day for fun and engaging open studio times in our Cooking Galley, Art Studio and Tinkering Tank spaces for hands-on creative play time. Open studio times are included with admission. There will also be paid classes with take home projects available by online reservation.

Weekly, monthly and seasonal events provide even more ways to play – and especially our school break programming!


130 main street
buffalo, ny 14202
(716) 655-5131


Tickets available daily at the Museum Admissions desk.

adults & children (ages 1 & up): $11
children under age 1: free
explore & more members: free*


New schedule!
Open Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 AM – 4 PM
Members Only: Fridays 10 AM-11 AM
Vulnerable Populations Play Time: Sundays 10 AM

Annual Cleaning & Maintenance
The museum will be closed Labor Day week for annual cleaning and exhibit maintenance.

hotel accommodations

Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside*
One Canalside, 125 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14203
(716) 840-9566
*Stay & play package: Experience a fun family-filled day at Explore & More Children’s when you stay at the Courtyard by Marriott Buffalo Downtown/Canalside. Receive up to 4 museum tickets, up to 4 breakfast vouchers, valet parking and more! Click here for more details on the stay & play package.

Hampton Inn & Suites Buffalo Downtown
220 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202
(716) 855-2223

frequently asked questions

Amtrak: Explore & More is located approximately three blocks (0.3 miles) from the Exchange Street Station (BFX); an estimated 5 minute walk.

With three Amtrak trains traveling daily between Niagara Falls, NY (38 minute ride), Rochester, NY (1 hour 25 minute ride), Syracuse, NY (2 hour 44 minute) – and 20 minute rides between Buffalo’s Exchange St. Station and Depew Station running seven days a week – Amtrak is an excellent option for those visiting us for the day from across the WNY region.

Greyhound Bus: We are located approximately five blocks away from the Greyhound Bus Station, located at Ellicott and North Division Streets in downtown Buffalo; an estimated 11 minute walk.

Public parking lots, ramps and street parking are located throughout Canalside and are a short walk from the Museum. Special events may increase parking prices in public lots.

Visit Low Bridge Cafe on the ground floor with food offerings designed to please both kids and adults alike. For health and safety purposes, food and drinks are not permitted on the museum floor. Hot beverages can be particularly dangerous! No outside food or beverage is permitted in the museum.

Members with an Association of Children’s Museum Reciprocal Membership may receive 50% off general admission for up to six (6) people. Card holder must be present.

Explore & More IS NOT a member of the ASTC (Association of Science & Technology Centers). Click here for a full list of museums that are members of ASTC.

Our exhibits are developed with children developmentally 12 years and younger in mind.

Explore & More is designed with the needs of every individual in mind. We offer quiet rooms located within our second floor Moving Waters exhibit space, and in our fourth floor Farm to Fork exhibit.

Changing tables are available in restrooms on all floors of the museum. An adult weighted changing table (up to 250 lbs.) is available on our second floor. We request that you use these areas for changing and not museum exhibit space.

Every child is different and visits can last anywhere from 1 to 3 hours.

Field trips are back, please be aware that it will be busier than usual.