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Many improvements and lots to do

It has been a few years since we last visited this museum. Our family used to frequent the museum... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Buffalo, New York
Hands on experience for kids

Has something for everyone. When I was there last there was a hands on exhibit, I don't know if it... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
charlene h
Buffalo, New York
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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...more
1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This is a super little museum. The new exhibits are excellent, and the temporary exhibits are always great. We recently returned to visit the Curious George exhibit and was again pleasantly surprised by all that the museum had to offer and how much fun we...More

3  Thank jessibean
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 26 December 2005

When my children were small, they loved to visit the Buffalo Museum of Science. They spent a long time looking at the wonderful dioramas of the Great Plains, wetlands, and Indian life; the taxidermy of many kinds of animals and birds; and the museum's very...More

12  Thank Pastiche
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for children and adults to explore the nature of science in all of its earthly and solar aspects.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It has been a few years since we last visited this museum. Our family used to frequent the museum when our children were young, and now we returned with young adult twenty-somethings. They enjoyed their time here as did mom and dad. Favorites included doing...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

We went to this museum as the last stop on our road trip in NY. If we did not have museum reciprocity from a local (to our home) museum and we had to pay admission, I would have been disappointed. Nothing was extremely outstanding to...More

Thank amykraj
Reviewed 2 July 2018

I love it here! We got the membership because it is so cheap. We spend hours here and the kids still don't want to leave!

Thank jdissette
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Has something for everyone. When I was there last there was a hands on exhibit, I don't know if it was a special or there all the time since I was there withougt the grandkids, but from what I saw it looked like the kids...More

1  Thank charlene h
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I remember the museum from going there years ago as a teenager so I wanted to take my family and did. Let me just say that after living in Washington DC and being used to the Smithsonian museum's that this was really a long in...More

1  Thank 620rab
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Today was my first visit to the museum and I had such a good time I joined! I love science and this place has all kinds. The exhibits are mostly interactive and fun. There were lots of school children there having fun while learning, but...More

Thank Lindagerr
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

There really is something for every age at this museum. They also have special exhibits, so check their website for details. Bring a lunch or a snack for the kids and enjoy it in their "cafe" area. Are you a nursing Mom? No worries, as...More

1  Thank lilyenm
Reviewed 24 April 2018

The Buffalo Museum of Science has cool artifacts, interaction demonstrations and games, and is fun for kids!

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 8 April 2018

The Buffalo Science Museum is a small facility dedicated to science exploration aimed at the younger set. It is in fact co-located with a high school. Exhibits range from anthropology to zoology (A-Z, get it?). It has many hands-on experiences in addition to displays. Good...More

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Lynn H
27 March 2018|
Response from Steven S | Reviewed this property |
Good question. I don't know. I assume cleaning crews are there every night, but it's something you should call them about. (There are hand sanitizers everywhere.)
11 March 2018|
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Response from Lynn H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry it took so long to respond. Yes a 17 year old would be good. We enjoyed the hands on experience and we're in our 60s. Try to catch the movie too.
Victoria T
16 December 2015|
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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