Monday, Wednesday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday: Closed for reserved school groups
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Annual Cleaning & Maintenance
The museum will be closed Labor Day week for annual cleaning and exhibit maintenance.  The museum will also be closed from February 3rd – February 7th for exhibit installation and maintenance.


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

Tickets are available for purchase at the Explore & More admissions desk.

Buying tickets as a gift? Click here to purchase tickets online, and give the gift of play!

Questions? Call us at (716)655-5131


Open: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, February break week, Easter, Spring break week, Fourth of July, Indigenous Peoples Day (Columbus Day), Veterans Day, New Year’s Eve (10:00 am – 3:00 pm), New Year’s Day

Closed: Memorial Day, Labor Day Week, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
There may be additional closures due to severe weather. Check your local news for updates on delays and closings.

blue star

Through the generous support of National Fuel, Explore & More is now a Blue Star Museum. From Memorial Day 2020 through Labor Day 2020, we are proud to offer active military personnel AND their families free admission into the museum. Click here to learn more about the Blue Star Museums.

arts access

Arts Access is a program that opens the door to arts and culture for all Western New Yorkers by connecting them to free and low-cost cultural opportunities in their communities. Click here to learn more about signing up for Arts Access.  Already an Arts Access card holder?  Click here to reserve your passes today!


explore & more
130 main street
buffalo, ny 14202

(716) 655-5131

With the new, centrally located facility, Explore & More is now accessible to over 225,000 children under the age of 15, and more than 1.3 million total people in the 50 miles surrounding the museum. Just a 3.5 mile drive on the I-190 from the Peace Bridge or a 38 minute train ride from Niagara Falls, Explore & More is easily accessible. Find your way via car, bus, metro-rail or train and let the fun begin!

Source: Alteryx, 2019. Population figures include Southern Ontario

Map of Explore & More at Canalside

hotel partners

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 601 Main St., Buffalo