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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...

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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Twice in one week

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2015
Marsha T
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Hamilton, Canada
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85 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank RogueMonk
Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
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

Thank torrent_Mla
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

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 

Thank Marsha T
Milton, Ontario
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61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank JocP
New York
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

Thank Dennis J
Kenmore, New York
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29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The weather in Buffalo can be iffy and if you need a place to go on a bad day, this is your ticket. There are permanent exhibit of Interest, such as the Insect Exhibit but there are also touring exhibits (check the website) such as Mummies of the World, or Walking with Dinosaurs.

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138 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Great place to take the kids for fun and learning. It was an afternoon of hands on fun and the kids didn't want to leave.

Thank tkasper3
Quebec City, Canada
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47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

This museum is attached to a school. Many of the place you will walk looks like a school. At first we weren't really impress and thought we might get bored. But it wasn't the case. We stay about 2 hours there. Many of the exposition had interactivities and both adults and children have fun. The movies are interesting too, even... More 

Thank caroleuh
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Not in the best of neighborhoods. But a great place for children to learn and get involved if you love science.

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670 reviews
200 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 418 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My friend and I took my four young grandsons here last Friday upon a recommendation from my son and daughter in law who had just discovered it. We had a great time! Easy to find, easy parking, some issues getting an annual grandparent pass as the nice gentleman on the register was somewhat new and was unsure what to do... More 

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