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Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
+1 716-896-5200
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Large museum with no crowds

Spent a couple of hours here with my spouse and 3 children under 12. Many interesting hands-on... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2016
MrSuffren
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Family fun and educational

The museum provided interactive exhibits and was educational and fun for the whole family. The... read more

Reviewed March 15, 2016
Melissa M
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
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Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

Spent a couple of hours here with my spouse and 3 children under 12. Many interesting hands-on interactive displays. Then saw the 3D Robots film which is highly recommended. The best thing according to my boys was the lack of crowds as they are used...More

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

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. Our 3D Cinema...More

Reviewed March 15, 2016

The museum provided interactive exhibits and was educational and fun for the whole family. The James Cameron Deepsea Challenge 3D movie was very inspirational. ISEP conference was presenting today, which was an added bonus. Its wonderful seeing children so engaged in learning about science and...More

Thank Melissa M
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2016

Melissa, 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. Our 3D...More

Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The museum of science is an asset to the Buffalo area. It is a good mid-sized museum with a new hands on kids area, great visiting exhibits, and a quality permanent exhibit. The best part though, are the family opportunities, like Discovery Camps and Night...More

Thank JenRed2014
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2016

Jen, 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...More

Reviewed February 16, 2016

The Science Museum has exhibits of interest for all ages. There is a great "hands-on" play/learning area on the first floor for the younger children. It is a great place to spend the day with or without children. The museum has "regular" exhibits and special...More

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2016

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. Our 3D Cinema...More

Reviewed February 4, 2016 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...More

Thank Jennifer J
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2016

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...More

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!More

Thank Beth E
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank Larry W
BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2016

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...More

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...More

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BMSVisitorExperience, Public Relations Manager at Buffalo Museum of Science, responded to this reviewResponded January 4, 2016

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...More

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...More

Thank mwooduk
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...More

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Response from tkasper3 | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how you proceed. With kids they will need time to take advantage of all the hands on exhibits. If adults are viewing it all depends on if you read each and every exhibit. My personal limit is 2 hours and then I... More
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