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Address: 1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
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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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Cost: 2 Adults and 2 kids about $36 Cleanliness I am very sensitive to this and I must say I felt this place was maintained very well. There were plenty of hand... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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Saskatoon, Canada
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138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very nice museum and not too big. There is a cinema inside though we did not go in this time. The collections are great and the top couple of floors have loads of activities for kids in the Earth, Space and human body displays. Well worth a visit

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

Thank you for your rating and 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 that you had a nice time and hope to see you again soon. Jackie Jonmaire Marketing... More 

Norwalk, CT
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205 reviews
84 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We were visiting family in Buffalo and we wanted to find something fun to do for a few hours. A group of us decided to come here, as it looked interesting. Our group consisted of six people: 3 adults and 3 children, aged 16, 15, and 6. The museum had many interesting exhibits, and everybody had a great time. Each... More 

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

Thank you for your rating and 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 that you had a nice time and hope to see you the next time you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We visited with four kids ages 6 to 9 and they had a great time. We have been to many children's museums and this was a good one. Many interactive exhibits. We happened to visit on a day that was not crowded so that was a plus also. Got lunch afterwards at Dino Bar-b-que.

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

Thank you for your rating and kind words! We are delighted that you and your family had fun during your visit and hope to see you again soon! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

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63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Cost: 2 Adults and 2 kids about $36 Cleanliness I am very sensitive to this and I must say I felt this place was maintained very well. There were plenty of hand sanitizing stations in the hall, which could be accessed easily. Exhibit I can't believe how must restoration has been done since my last visit here. They have done... More 

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

Thank you for your rating and kind words, Jill! 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 share your comments regarding our staff with our leadership team. We are delighted that you and... More 

Fairfield, California, United States
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97 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

We took the granddaughter and she had a great time! This is like a combination of a regular museum and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, with static displays on the second floor, and a lot of hands-on areas on the third floor. There were a couple of docents running activity areas as well, explaining fake snow and space suit design.... More 

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

Thank you for your rating and kind words, Margaret! 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 that you and your family had fun during your visit and hope to see you... More 

Liverpool, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I were staying the night in Buffalo and being a lover of science, I really wanted to go as soon as I heard that there was a museum nearby! Unfortunately, it's clearly meant for young children and not so much for adults so it wasn't as fun as I had hoped that it would be. Especially for... 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 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The National Guitar Museum is on a national tour and will be on exhibit at BSM from January 21 through May 7, 2017. The exhibit has something for everyone. The history of stringed instruments that lead to the lute and the modern guitar, interesting details such as how pickups work on an electric guitar and a hands-on tones of woods... More 

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

Thank you for your rating, Rick! We are delighted to be hosting GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World in 2017 and look forward to seeing you during the show run. Jackie Jonmaire, Marketing and Public Relations Director, 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

Delevan, NY 14042
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

On Black Friday my husband and I planned a trip to the Buffalo Museum of Science for our visiting 5 year old grandson, his parents and another of our sons. Our first pleasant surprise was the very reasonable admission price which included a AAA discount and senior discount for us grandparents. Not having been to the museum for many years,... More 

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

Thank you for your rating and kind words, Anita! 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 that you and your family had fun during your visit and hope to see you... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had free admission via my local science center membership. It was okay, nothing that would make me want to make a special visit again.

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

Thank you for your review, I will share your thoughts with our Leadership team. Jackie Jonmaire, Marketing & Public Relations Director, 716-896-5200 More 

Austin, Texas
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117 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is a really interesting museum and is especially designed to appeal to kids. There are many exhibits and activity areas that are specifically kid oriented and will really spark their attention. There are a lot of exhibits that are of interest to adults, too. Be sure to catch the movie in the National Geographic theater about our changing and... More 

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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 including the Nat Geo 3D film, Extreme Weather. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Jackie Jonmaire Marketing and Public Relations Director 716-896-3200 ext. 312 More 

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