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Address: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY
Phone Number: +1 716-896-5200
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Description: The Buffalo Museum of Science offers educational and exciting experiences...
The Buffalo Museum of Science offers educational and exciting experiences the whole family can enjoy, including interactive exhibit spaces, special traveling exhibits, a National Geographic 3D Cinema, collections of over 700,000 artifacts and specimens. Record your own weather forecast or step into a wind chamber in Our Marvelous Earth, explore health and the human body in Explore YOU, build your own gravity wall in the In Motion studio, explore over 1,500 insect specimens in Bug Works, or discover science with your toddler and young scientists in the Explorations early childhood gallery.
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Nice museum to spend the day at

I have lived in Western NY my whole life and don't remember ever going here until now. I went with my brother, niece and nephew (ages 6 and 3) for a winter's day outing. The kids... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
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Buffalo
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I have lived in Western NY my whole life and don't remember ever going here until now. I went with my brother, niece and nephew (ages 6 and 3) for a winter's day outing. The kids loved it and I also found it very enjoyable. The Curious George exhibit was very cute and the museum overall has lots of hands... More 

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Solvesborg, Sweden
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

A lot of installations about any science. Physics, biology, bugs, history, prehistory, space, you name it. I went there on a Sunday alone, for a geek like me it was a well spent 3h. With kids I would have spent a lot more. The place is really well geared towards kids of all ages. If I have to complain, it... More 

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Blasdell,NY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Took the kids here today to see a Curious George exhibit - great for the younger set - lots of hands-on things to do all through the museum - a fun day

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our children had a great time at this museum. The admission was very reasonable for a family of 4. There are many interactive exhibits, that teaches the kids about science in a fun way. There was a volunteer near the mastodon skeleton who educated the kids on different fossils. He was knowledgeable and had there attention during his presentation. This... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I went with my daughter & 2 children & was so glad I read the reviews before me. This is not the largest museum by any means but the kids did not want to leave. They can build a snowflake model, experience hurricane or tornado winds, learn about the planet's etc. There was a bug exhibit where workers answered their... More 

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Port Colborne, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We had a great time at the mummies of the world exhibit. They had an exspensive collection of specimens. It was great for adults and children and the price was reasonable. Not a massive museum but a great way to spend an afternoon!

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Amherst, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For my birthday, my husband and I went to the museum. We're in our late 20s/early 30s and we had such FUN! All of the exhibits were really well done and I love the interactive features. Great photo opportunities and we both learned a lot. We loved the heart rate game, experiencing the weather, shutterbugs (though I only got one... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is a must visit for anyone who lives, works or is traveling through Buffalo. Well laid out and extremely interactive. It's also large enough that any wait time is small to use a hands on exhibit. We were so impressed that we bought a family membership on the spot - and at a fantastic discount - you can't beat... More 

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Welcome to the BMS family! We hope to see you again soon. Amy Biber Collson Marketing & PR Director Buffalo Museum of Science More 

Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Really fun place for all ages. One of the few places I can bring my autistic granddaughter. She absolutely loves all the interactive exhibits. Whether it be dinosaurs, outer space or mummies that interest you, there is something for you at this museum. We spent hours there and the kids can't wait to go back. Watch for their special exhibits... More 

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

Sounds like you had just as much fun as your granddaughter! We look forward to welcoming you again. Sincerely, Amy Biber Collson Marketing & PR Director Buffalo Museum of Science More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Great time for all ages. Even a great toddler area on the first floor. Well worth the cost of admission. We will be back again especially during winter months.

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

Our Explorations area for toddlers is the favorite among our guests - we're glad you enjoyed it! Your little one will also love the Curious George and Science + You exhibits coming in February. Be sure to check them out! Thanks for visiting and for your review. Sincerely, Amy Biber Collson Marketing & PR Director Buffalo Museum of Science More 

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