Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum | Kids Out and About Buffalo <

Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum

Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at Western New York's only museum designed just for kids!

Explore & More Children's Museum is where fun and learning play together!

With hundreds of different exhibits designed for kids ages 1 – 10 and regularly scheduled activities and events throughout the year, Explore & More is fun for the entire family.

Located in the heart of Buffalo, at Canalside, Explore & More - The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum offers children & families four floors to unlock the limitless potential in all of us.  PLAY in our immersive hands-on exhibits while igniting children’s imaginations.  LEARN about Western New York’s history of innovation while dreaming of new discoveries.  EXPLORE diverse cultures and unique experiences.  Play into possibilities.

The museum was founded in 1994 by a grassroots group of parents, educators and designers focused on one goal — creating quality exhibits and programs for children and families. Since that time, the museum has steadily grown, expanding exhibits and programs each year. Check out exhibits, events, and the fantastic birthday parties for more information! Or, if you have a school class, group, daycare, preschool or scout troop, book your Explore & More visit soon.

Explore & More is a non-profit organization that provides an environment for creative play and learning through hands-on exhibits, activities and programs that spark creativity, curiosity and imagination. Your support helps keep vital programs available to everyone in the community. Individuals and groups are always encouraged to get involved with the museum!

Sign up to receive the museum’s newsletters or find other information on our Contact page.

Open hours: 
Sunday: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Monday: 10:00 am-3:30 am
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am-3:30 pm
Explore & More is proud to offer a range of classes for children and families. These classes are designed for ages 1-5 to help support the developmental needs of young children through play! So come play, learn and grow with our educators.