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Buffalo Museum of Science Buffalo

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Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo
NY
14211
Tel: 716 896 5200

Directions

The Museum is located at 1020 Humboldt Parkway directly off the Best Street Exit from the Kensington Expressway (Route #33). Free parking is available in the Museum parking lot.

Where are we going today?

Science IS fun, and when you visit the Buffalo Museum of Science, you will be thinking the same thing!

The Buffalo Museum of Science is a non-profit educational institution ALL about giving kids a place that makes science interesting and fun.

There certainly is a lot to see and do! Their collection has over 700,000 specimens and artifacts that represent everything about the natural world that you could want to learn about!

Being the Buffalo Museum, there is an emphasis on Western New York, as well as man-made objects from across the globe. Pretty cool!

The Buffalo Museum of Science is filled with fun and interactive exhibits which kids can explore - each one teaching them something different and unique.

If you have toddlers and pre-school scientists in the family, then Explorations is where they should head! The activities were all designed around early childhood learning and development, and those inspired minds can learn through play all about light, weather, space, energy...and much more!

It's great for parents to learn and play with the kids too! 

There are exhibits on health where kids can explore biology, genetics, and their own bodies, and exhibits on motion! Pushing, pulling, engineering, physics...it's all there! 

The museum has exhibits on those little creatures that creep, crawl and fly (we mean bugs!) and exhibits that will send kids up into space (not literally of course!) 

The Buffalo Museum of Science has also installed 3D technology into its 400-seat auditorium! Paid guests receive one free 3D film with general museum admission, subject to available show times. Pretty amazing!

Science fun all round in Buffalo for everyone who visits! 

 

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$10
  • Children$8 (Ages 2 to 17)
  • Free Under: 2 years and members
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

10am to 4pm every single day!

All year round.

Teachers corner

Teachers and youth leaders are invited to attend hands-on workshops filled with educational and fun environmental education activities for your students in grades K-12..

I'm Hungry!

Elements Cafe has a host of meals and snacks - from pizzas, and sandwiches - to fill those learning tummies!.

Healthy Eating!

The cafe sell healthy options like yoghurt, wraps, salads and soups. .

Any Top Tips?

Why not have your birthday party at the museum! There are age appropriate party themes and packages to choose from so the birthday child gets the perfect day! .

Doing our bit

Each of the exhibits was designed specifically for kids learning needs and development, so it's a great place that is dedicated to the growth and education of children of all ages. .

Need a little extra help?

If you have special needs, just contact the museum to see how they can offer assistance. .

Can I get one of those?

Whether you want something to remember the Buffalo Museum of Science by, or if you're just looking for a perfect gift for the favorite scientist in your life, the Curiosity Shop offers a wide-array of science-related gifts, including games, toys, gadgets and experiments..

More information

There is FREE parking in the Museum parking lot! .

What people are saying?

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    Totally enjoyed the Mummies --- Took my nephew who are 11 and 15
    They enjoyed it as well,
    Most of the information we gathered will be very useful for a Boy Scout Badge.

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    The MakeShift lab is an awesome hands on experience. The camps are great!

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    It was hard to give a rating for the experience because in my opinion it depends on your age. If you're under the age of 12, you might like it. If you're above the age of 12, there's isn't anything of interest.

    I hadn't been to the science museum since I was a kid, but I'm incredibly fascinated by all things science so on a whim I decided to go have a look. To my complete chagrin, it was more like a daycare center than anything.

    I searched every floor and couldn't find the first thing I considered interesting or classifiable as "adult" science....Read More

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    The changes the Museum has undergone in the last few years have been incredible. The new science studios are fabulous. Worth the trip many times over.

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    Love coming here everytime i can.

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by Brett Aquila

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It was hard to give a rating for the experience because in my opinion it depends on your age. If you're under the age of 12, you might like it. If you're above the age of 12, there's isn't anything of interest.

I hadn't been to the science museum since I was a kid, but I'm incredibly fascinated by all things science so on a whim I decided to go have a look. To my complete chagrin, it was more like a daycare center than anything.

I searched every floor and couldn't find the first thing I considered interesting or classifiable as "adult" science. I expected elaborate exhibits involving things like lasers, heat, pressure, electricity, and magnetism. Instead, they had things like a table filled with dirt that had water running over it to show how erosion works. They had a container filled with metal particles that you could hold a magnet against to see how magnets attract little metal particles. And, of course, they had some dinosaur skeletons which we've all seen 10,000 times.

I'm even having trouble remembering the things they had because none of it was in the slightest bit interesting in any way. I do remember they had one of the rooms closed off for a little kids birthday party though.

If you have little kids they might find some of it interesting. But if you're over the age of 12 you're going to find it painfully boring and uninteresting. When I was walking into the place I literally had goosebumps I was so excited at the prospects of finding some truly awe-inspiring displays of incredible science. It took about 10 minutes to realize the entire thing was for little kids. I pushed through it all hoping against hope that I was just in the kids section, but I never found anything I considered interesting at all. Painfully disappointing.

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