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Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY
+1 716-896-5200
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Ranked #23 of 90 attractions in Buffalo
Type: Science Museums, Natural History Museums
Owner description: Now hosting "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" for Spring/Summer 2014! Dedicated to its mission of "Inspiring curiosity through exploration", the... more » Owner description: Now hosting "Mummies of the World: The Exhibition" for Spring/Summer 2014! Dedicated to its mission of "Inspiring curiosity through exploration", the Buffalo Museum of Science offers educational entertainment for the whole family. From special travelling exhibits and National Geographic films in its 3D cinema, to a variety of permanent exhibits including the popular interactive Explorations Gallery for the youngest of scientists, BMS encourages visitors of all ages to explore and rediscover their world. Collections - Built in 1929 and with collections of over 700,000 specimens and artifacts, this natural history museum focuses on everything from anthropology to zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara Region. « less
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Jamestown, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have to say it is a great place to take children! Over all I loved how clean and airy the Museum was. I could have eating of the floor clean! I will say it was a bit disappointing the Mummy exhibit was not in yet because we were unaware of that before we purchased our tickets. That was a... More

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Georgetown, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Brought my 2 kids here this week and they loved it! Wasn't sure what it was going to be like but I was pleasantly surprised. The exhibits they have for kids are amazing. We spent over 4 hours there and my kids were disappointed when we had to leave. I especially like the exploration room. There are so many centers... More

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Buffalo, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We took our grandsons (2,3) and they had a blast! So much to do, so much to learn. The hurricane simulator was a favorite. Easily entertained our little guys for over two hours. We found the staff to be most helpful and the museum easy to navigate. With out a doubt we will return. Thanks for a great afternoon.

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Ontario
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

The facility is similar to other childrens' / science museums around the country, with a nice mix of interactive & look-only displays. What sets it apart is the number of lovely old items: hand-written tags by artifacts, an ancient but still working machine-model of the human body resembling cockoo-clockwork, a huge sixty+-year old topographic table model of WNY. In this... More

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

Thank you for your review. The Museum does boast a healthy mixture of old vs. new, and with the installation of our new permanent interactive exhibits we can interpret our collections in a more modern way to engage the minds of our visitors. We hope you come again! Sincerely, Amy Biber Marketing & PR Director Buffalo Museum of Science More

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

My children (ages 4,5,7) loved this please. They were filled with excitement. They loved the hands on exhibits. One of our favorite things was filming ourselves broadcasting the weather. After you were finished you can email the clip to yourself. The kids Also loved feeling the tornado winds, the room with the human body and heart. We loved the time... More

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

We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the BMS. We will open four more interactive exhibits before October 2015 that you and your children will love. We look forward to seeing you again! Sincerely, Amy Biber Marketing & PR Director Buffalo Museum of Science More

Niagara Falls, New York
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15 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I recieved 2 free tickets to the Buffalo Science Museum over the summer for the Body World exhibit. My husband & I had not been to the Science Museum since high school (we are in our 30's) so we thought it would be a great day date in the summer. Boy was I glad that we did not pay to... More

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

We're sorry to hear you were disappointed in your visit to Body Worlds Vital, but please stay tuned for a more impressive blockbuster exhibit coming in April 2014. It will be twice as large and geared for a range of age groups. We've heard from visitors that their first impression of our permanent exhibitions is that they are designed for... More

Amherst, New York
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Went here for the Body Worlds show which I would recommend, even though this exhibit is much smaller than past ones I 've seen. Also, this one is somewhat depresing as it focuses mainly on aging. As far as the museum goes, there is very little to do and see, esp for adults. The collection is sparse and many of... More

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

It's unfortunate to hear of your disappointment in your visit. Your comments are actually a bit surprising since our entire third floor has been completely transformed in the last year with the new Our Marvelous Earth and In Motion interactive science studios. We also added the Explore YOU health science studio on the 2nd floor in 2012 and the National... More

Mohawk, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Went to see the Body Vitals exhibit. Was extremely interesting, I was very intrigued by the complexity of the "models". You definitely have to be interested in the human anatomy and how the body works to enjoy this exhibit. If you are, it is well worth it. Toured the rest of the museum, enjoyed it very much, however I found... More

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Evans Mills, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

A perfect place to visit when liquid sunshine attemps to dampen your plans outside. We stopped in to see the Body Worlds exhibition today and what an eye opening experiencet it was for me. This muesem is great and the exhibition was mind blowing.If it comes to your town it's a must see.

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buffalo, ny
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17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We recently went to the museum to see the new body wars exhibit. We were so surprised by the updates all over the museum. WOW !!! Having been members for many years while our kids grew up we hadn't been in quite some time. Loved all the updates but have to say the new Friday night rooftop viewing was really... More

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