School Year Hours (September – June)
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.
* First Friday of the Month: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
The museum is closed on the following holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day Week (annual shutdown), Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Annual Cleaning & Maintenance
The museum will be closed Labor Day (Monday, September 2nd – Friday, September 6th) week for annual cleaning and exhibit maintenance.
Tickets available daily at the Museum Admissions desk.
adults & children (ages 1 & up): $11
children under age 1: free
explore & more members: free*
$15 admission on Super Sundays/special activity days (*$4 for members)
Arts Access Pass admission available online only. Please click here for more details.
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, Christmas Eve (10:00 am – 3:00 pm), New Year’s Eve (10:00 am – 2:00 pm), New Year’s Day
Closed: Memorial Day, Labor Day Week (Monday, September 2nd – Friday, September 6th), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
There may be additional closures due to severe weather. Check your local news for updates on delays and closings.
explore & more children’s museum
130 main street
buffalo, ny 14202
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