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Buffalo Museum of Science

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Address: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY
Phone Number: +1 716-896-5200
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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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Fun for a short daytrip

We visited the Buffalo Museum for Energy Day. My kids, 6 and 7, had a great time running from exhibit to exhibit. The staff was great and there were crafts and hands on activities... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Jennifer J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Buffalo Museum for Energy Day. My kids, 6 and 7, had a great time running from exhibit to exhibit. The staff was great and there were crafts and hands on activities for the kids. Definitely pack a lunch as we did. The cafe inside is really small and the food is a bit pricey. Food selection is... More 

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

Jennifer, Thank you for your review and your kind words! Our Exhibits, Collections and Learning teams work tirelessly to make our visitors feel welcomed through hands-on activities and inspired by our collection of over 700,000 specimen from the Greater Niagara Region and beyond. We will hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you for your support of... More 

Buffalo, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

This is a great museum for kids and tweens who want to go to a museum, but want to do some hands on activities. Very fun, and has some very neat displays!

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

Beth, Thank you for your review and your kind words! Our Exhibits, Collections and Learning teams work tirelessly to make our visitors feel welcomed through hands-on activities and inspired by our collection of over 700,000 specimen from the Greater Niagara Region and beyond. We will hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you for your support of... More 

Rochester, New York
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2,170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 696 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This museum isn't the largest you've ever seen, and you can easily do the entire building in a single visit. But it is interesting, and the kids will enjoy the tour because there are a lot of "hands-on" activities within. Each floor of this place focuses on a different area of our world, so budget your time accordingly. We especially... More 

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

Larry, Thank you for your review and your kind words. Our exhibits were created in a fashion that allows us to update them regularly. We will hope to see you and your family again soon. Thank you for your support of the Buffalo Museum of Science. Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 jjonmaire@sciencebuff.org More 

Newton Utah
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Well travelled senior couple here, visiting BMS with grandkids ages 7-12. PROS: very popular interactive play area for 5 & under. Excellent gift shop, large amount of stock and great variety. CONS: 1. Floor plans on electronic maps were rather vague. 2. Very few interactive exhibits for kids. 3. Robot 3-D movie was very slow paced (British produced?). 4. Most... More 

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

We are sorry you did not have a good time at our Museum. I wish you were here this holiday break to see the many families with children of all ages enjoying our interactive exhibits. We sought input from many focus groups of all ages as we were designing our new science studios in order to ensure the best experiences... More 

Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

We came here with our grandkids (having bought a grandparent membership on our last trip) and my son and his wife got a discounted membership as we went on the day after Thanksgiving and they were offering special discounts! They could have used more people on the membership desk as it took them a long time to get to the... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Pros: - Hands on exhibits. - Nicely laid out. - Lots of parking. - Some informative exhibits. Cons: - Costly for such a small museum ($50 for our family and we were finished in 90 min). - A number of items were in disrepair or not working. - Some exhibits were half-done or partially closed. It was interesting enough for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Pros: Amplr parking Had area with interactive exhibits Friendly staff Cons: Small. We had a toddler with us and were dine in about 2 hours Some areas were dusty Not a lot of food options- just a small cafe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

While visiting family with young children they suggested we go to the Buffalo Museum of Science. 12 members of our family including 3 children and 9 adults went not once but twice in one week. This place is great for the young and old, it's interactive, exciting and you could spend hours wondering around. I even got to be a... More 

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Milton, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Our four girls ages 12, 8, 6 and 4 had a ball at here! - and we parents did as well. We had to tear them away after 3 hours to go get something to eat. We went on a Saturday and the crowd was so small it felt like we had the place to ourselves. The following were exhibit... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

it was so much fun! there are so many hands on things to do. There are great things for everyone. Adults and Children. If you are an Adult this place would definitely bring out the child in you. great place for science people

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