Ralph Wilson Grant Challenge

On the sweetest Valentine’s Day we’ve ever had, the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation made a sweetheart of a deal – announcing a matching $6 million challenge grant to Explore & More Children’s Museum if the museum can raise $6 million on our own. We gratefully accept that challenge! Half of the grant funds will go toward construction of the new museum, while the other half will establish an endowment. In order to preserve name recognition while honoring the tremendous commitment to the Western New York community of the foundation’s namesake, the new museum at Canalside will be named Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum. We could not be more honored or thrilled! Thank you to the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation for this extraordinary gift to the children and families of Western New York and beyond! If you or your business would like to make a matchable donation, click here.

Upcoming Hours - OPEN: 7/17-22 | CLOSED: 7/23, 7/30