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Address: 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
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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A small but improving museum

I used to take my own children to this Museum 25 years ago. My kids loved it, but it was a staid and quiet place, where education was key, interaction was nil. The museum has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Rochester, NY
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took our 2 year old for a fun morning visit here. We enjoyed seeing the animals on the 2nd floor and she loved the huge snake skin(her favorite animal is a snake). Went upstairs and loved walking thru the Wegmans exhibit and the bug exhibit. Went up to the 4th floor very excited to see the space display and... More 

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

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. I will share your facility comments with our leadership team and we hope to see you again soon.... More 

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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to take my own children to this Museum 25 years ago. My kids loved it, but it was a staid and quiet place, where education was key, interaction was nil. The museum has changed, as I just found out. I took my great nieces to Bubblefest, one of the museum's annual events. There were several different bubble exhibits,... More 

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Thank Alcoada2
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

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. I will share your membership comments with our leadership team and we hope to see you again soon.... More 

Toronto, Canada
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my 5 and 7 year old and they had a blast. The museum is really hands on and and educational which made the visit even better. The only downside was the food in the cafe, therefore you are better off bringing a sandwich with you. It is a full day of activity for the kids and than some.

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Thank jrsmg4
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed time at the Buffalo Museum of Science! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took our two daughters - aged 4 and 6 - to the museum on a recommendation by our neighbour. It was a wonderful museum and appropriate for the kids. It was a perfect size and we spent 4 hours there happily! The kids had fun with the hands-on exhibits and as it was not crowded, they... More 

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Thank Susc1977
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your kind words! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our Science Studios and hope to see you again soon! We are thankful for your support! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

Toronto, Canada
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65 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did not know what to expect as you have to drive through a less than desirable part of town to get there. It has been refurbished completely a few years ago and it shows. Very informative and interesting . The paleontologist on site that day was very engaging with my son who is a big dinosaur fan and it made... More 

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

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 are delighted to hear that you enjoyed time at the Buffalo Museum of Science! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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271 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool. Tons of interactive things to for young kids. Pretty cool for parents too. Easily can kill a few hours here! With a library card you can receive a $1 discount off admission.

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

Thank you for your review and your kind words. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the Buffalo Museum of Science and hope to see you again soon! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

Mars Hill, North Carolina
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17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

Visited here by chance while we were in Buffalo. Great time for children and adults. A lot of fun, interactive things to do for adults and children to do. My children ages are from 11 to 17 and they loved it. Reasonable admission prices and free parking. Recommended if you have a few hours.

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Thank julius20
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this review

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 are delighted to hear that you enjoyed time at the Buffalo Museum of Science! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing... More 

Caledonia, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We had a GREAT time. We loved the health-science area on the 2nd floor, and then spent close to two hours on the 3rd floor. The hands-on interactive displays were wildly popular with our children. Well worth the visit! (The restrooms could use some assistance, but far outweighed by the exhibits.)

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

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 are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our third floor and took advantage of our Science Studios... More 

Buffalo, New York
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Visited this museum with 10 teenagers visiting from out of town. They enjoyed the exhibits and lasted for about 2.5 hours. The museum has a good amount of interactive exhibits. There are sections on extinct animals, insects, wildlife and nature, building things like cardboard forts, solar system and planets and cultural artifacts. The Health Zone was fun with a really... More 

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

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 hope to see you again soon! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g60974-d267159-r405511714-Buffalo_Museum_of_Science-Buffalo_New_York.html# More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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113 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I am unsure how to advise on this museum. It is definitely not on my list of favorite science museums. Several of the interactive displays were not working. The docents were very nice, but the entire experience was unremarkable. There is definitely great potential, and if one has a keen interest in a subject area I suggest going. Definitely visit... More 

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

Thank you for your interest in the Buffalo Museum of Science. We sincerely apologize for your negative experience and for the inconvenience this may caused you. We will share your comments with our leadership team. Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

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