New Hours!
Temporarily closed 9/14-10/17
New Hours Beginning October 18
Closed: Monday & Tuesday
Members Only: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9:30 – 10 AM
Open to the Public: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 10 AM – 3:30 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM


Open: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, February break week, Spring break week, Veterans Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

Closed: Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, 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.


adults & children (ages 1 & up): $13
children under age 1: free
explore & more members: free

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

Questions? Call us at (716)655-5131


Advance ticket purchases are encouraged but not required. You can purchase tickets here.

ACM Reciprocal


Members of ACM’s Reciprocal Network receive 50% off regular admission for up to 6 people – including the cardholder, who must be present.  For discount to be valid, present your membership card with the red RN logo upon admission.  Click here to view a list of participating Children’s Museums, or visit our Membership page for information on how to become part of the ACM Reciprocal Network.  Call (716) 655-5131 ext. 7077 to reserve your tickets in advance.

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?  Please call (716) 655-5131 ext. 7077 to reserve your tickets. $2 admission per person is due upon check-in. Thanks to Erie County for their support of this program!

buffalo & erie county public library

We are proud to offer Buffalo & Erie County Library cardholders a special discount, as part of their VIP Program! Simply show your library card and receive $2 off regular general admission & 5% off in the Low Bridge Cafe!

David A. Howe Library


We are proud to offer David A. Library cardholders a special discount of $4 off regular-priced General Admission tickets, simply show your library card at the Admissions Desk.


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

hotel partners

Something new is coming...Explore & More will be closed from 9/14-10/17 while we make updates & improvements.Learn More