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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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Jack L
East Syracuse, NY795 contributions
My main visit was the dinosaurs in antarctic . The dinosaur exhibit is located on the second floor which is mostly dedicated to the dinosaurs. The first exhibit is a American Mastodon-which is a cast exhibit.

After admission is the 'Get Set To Journey To Antarctica' which is a series of rooms about the history of of the exploration of the Antarctic stating in 1895. Some of the exhibits:
1).) Antarctic Exploration THrough Time
2.) Heroic Age Of Antarctic.
3.) The First Fossils Of Antarctic.
4.) Suiting Up-The clothing used in the Artarctic.
5.) Different skulls.
6.) Dinosaur bones.

Another room has several dinosaur partial or full sketetons-real & cast- and being much detailed. Also on this level is the Biodivesity, whick\h is all about modern animals.

The third floor starts with Bugs & Seashore shells which leads to'Range of Motion'. A partial list includes:
1.) Go With The Flow.
2.) Need A Lift. Here is a lift over a chain with a hook to try a visitor's skill to raise & lower the hook over two metal three foot high square tubular frame and a 14" high square box. I spent at least 15 minutes putting one large box onto another box frame onto the second large frame box and then te14" box on top of the two larger frames.
3.) Full Speed Ahead.
4.) Test Track.
5.) Innovation State.
6.) What Goes Up.
7.) Crash & Learn.
8.) The Life of a Dummy. How a crash dummy saves lives in an automobile crash.

I found the 'In Motion' exhibit all most interesting as the dinosaurs because I was able interact with an exhibit. Also on the third floor is the Kellegg Observatory & a Plantarium along with other echibits. On the third level ar restrooms facilities.

The dinosaur exhibit ends on September 4th of 2022. I suggest visitin soon as possible. A perso can acquire tickets online. I called the museum directly to acquire a ticket. If a visitor has a ticket in advance getting through admissiond is much quicker. For a senior $21.00.

My visit was 3:45 in time. that included photography, much reading and time working the lifting the metal boxes. Plenty of free parking.

A visit is highly recommended. Go with an open mind.
Written August 17, 2022
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Baseball Enby
Tonawanda, NY115 contributions
We love this museum and I can't wait to get in and see it now that lockdown is lifted. I love the events and exhibits. It is always such an amazing time.
Written August 1, 2021
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Bill K
Spencerport, NY1,420 contributions
Went to see the Golden Mummies exhibit at Science Museum and had a good time. They are doing timed entries so go online to buy tickets ahead of time. The museum has some beautiful artifacts and a number of unique mummies unlike any I have seen before.

My girlfriend and I had fun in the heart exhibit doing various quizes and challenges. The dinosaur/extinction gallery, the wild animals and the gallery filled with instruments and other cultural artifacts on the second floor were also open to browse.

Overall, it was a nice exhibit and while the whole place is not open, it does make for a good couples hours of enjoyment.
Written October 18, 2020
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Rock1cherry
Wheatfield, NY38 contributions
Family
This museum is fun, but isn’t as big as others we have visited. Some features were not working when we were there (computers weren’t on the right screens?), which was disappointing. The younger kids (2 and 3) had a hard time keeping up. The mummy exhibit was cool, but it’s dark and the kids weren’t super interested. They loved the play area right inside the door more than any other area it seemed. They did love the archaeology dig area though. I’d go again, but with expectations that it’s not as good as other museums nearby.
Written March 8, 2020
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Trish H
Amherst, NY104 contributions
I love museums, growing up the Buffalo Museum of Science was one diorama after another.Informational but dull. A recent saw quite the chang, many more interactive exhibits, a new spin on the animals and science that surrounds us. I used to think our museums paled in comparison to closeby Toronto, no longer. So impressed we became members!
Written February 15, 2020
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Solo
It was slightly disappointing, because I have seen other Egyptian exhibits. This one was small, interesting but a let down. To be the beginning of a tour, have no gift shop to speak of and no mementos to buy was very disappointing. The Buffalo museum of science should have been better prepared, there wasn't even a program.
Written February 10, 2020
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RBE
Elma, NY158 contributions
This is a great place for kids I imagine. Unfortunately, we were there as two 60-year olds, and although it is well done, it is very much geared for children. It is neat, clean and well organized. But the hands-on exhibits and displays are for children. It was an OK place but we won't go again. Not a lot of parking. We were done in about an hour... with kids it would take longer as they would want to "play" with the interactives.
Written February 9, 2020
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Anand G
Kochi (Cochin), India1,913 contributions
The design of the museum indicates that it was primarily meant to be a means of 'infotainment' to children and school students. Simulation of earthquakes and experimenting with designs, smells in space and simulation of various intensities of wind etc were extremely good. Children visiting the place not only enjoy it but gain an appreciable amount off knowledge.
Written September 18, 2019
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melissabye
Cambridge, Canada110 contributions
We decided to head to the Buffalo Museum of Science before heading back home to Ontario after a weekend in Buffalo. It's a smaller museum compared to others, but still had a lot to do. Both kids (ages 8 and 2) had a blast. I like how they have many different things to see and learn about, and a lot of interactive displays for the kids. They also have a dinosaur exhibit - which isn't very large (we've been to huge exhibits at the ROM in Ontario and Royal Tyrell in Drumheller, Alberta), but it did have several dinosaurs on display and lots of information. The kids loved the "In Motion" exhibit, and I think we spent the most time in that area. The 2 year old especially loved the gravity display with the foam balls.

Overall, it is a well-maintained museum that you can spend a couple of hours in (or longer if you do all the activities). It was quiet for a Monday morning, which was nice. Lots to do, and it was great for us adults as well as the kids.
Written August 6, 2019
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Melissa
Jupiter, FL92 contributions
Family
I remember the Buffalo Science Museum from when I was a kid. It is still a great place to spend a day w your kids. My group of kids ranged from 16-5 years old. We all had a fun time together. The older kids showed the little ones how hands on worked and would read exhibit info as needed. As u can see from the pics it is interactive. We also went on the 50th Anniversary of Apollo Moon Landing. admission was $2pp. I recommend going and having Fun w Science.
Written July 28, 2019
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