The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum will host two separate fall-themed events for families, aimed at celebrating the uniquely Western New York traditions of the season – as well as family fitness and health.
To start off, the public is invited to “pay what you can” at the “Welloween: A Family Halloween Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Families can engage with and ask questions of several local organizations and experts situated throughout the museum, including Kaleida Health, EPIC: Every Person Influences Children, Catholic Charities, Erie County Department of Health, UB Dental, Parent Network of Western New York, Best Self Behavioral Health, and the Buffalo Educational Opportunity Center.
Families will receive a resource bag as well as a health fair passport to help guide their museum visit. Children will go home with goodie bags and prizes, plus there will be fall-themed activities for children and families to participate in throughout the museum.
Next, families can visit Explore & More for a not-so-spooky “Spooktacular Halloween.” From Oct. 24-30, families can come in their costumes and take part in a scavenger hunt throughout the museum. Find all the clues and go home with a special trick or treat.
Explore & More CEO Michelle Urbanczyk said, "We listened to our families and know how challenging this year has been. That's why we decided not to include an upcharge for our ‘Spooktacular Halloween’ event. Individuals will pay just $11 for admission, which includes three floors of play, nine play areas, all of our ‘Spooktacular’ activities and hands-on learning in our Tinkering Tank and art studios. We also extended our hours, opening on Sunday, Oct. 24, to make this event as accessible as possible – don't worry; it's a Bills bye week!"
Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children's Museum is located at 130 Main St., Buffalo. Call 716-655-5131.
About Explore & More
Explore & More's invites families to play into possibilities. Creating best-in-class play experiences where all children, families and the community can explore, learn and develop together. A world where play unlocks the limitless potential in all of us. After 20-plus years in East Aurora, the museum moved to its new home at Canalside in 2019, expanding to four floors and over 40,000 square-feet of play. Visit exploreandmore.org or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.