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Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
+1 716-896-5200
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Huge improvement

The transformation of this museum to kid and family friendly is wonderful. Many hands on learning... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn H
West Seneca
via mobile
Under Construction

The top floor was under construction during our visit but the kids still had plenty to see and do... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hamilton, Canada
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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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1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
+1 716-896-5200
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The transformation of this museum to kid and family friendly is wonderful. Many hands on learning opportunities. Nice theater for 3D movie by National Geographic

Thank Lynn H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The top floor was under construction during our visit but the kids still had plenty to see and do. They did not want to leave the kinetics area. We will return to see the new Space exhibits soon.

Thank gruton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in on the second floor - I don't recommend this with an 8 year old. He was bored and I was worried we would be leaving pretty quickly. One area was a bit confusing - in hindsight, I think maybe it was supposed...More

Thank Laura F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took our children to the Buffalo Museum of Science and while there is still much of a traditional museum there are many hands on activities for the young and sometimes older visitors. The children, ages five and nine, interest was held throughout the visit....More

Thank RLU818
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational. Lots to see and do. Enjoyed the dinosaurs and the playroom. Will visit again. Had a very enoyabe day.

Thank Lori W
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We have been to many science museums over the years and I was worried the kids were too old. I worried for nothing. Lots of great exhibits, hands on, and many floors of fun. Part of it had a natural history museum feel that I...More

Thank Michmom74
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Buffalo museum of science was getting a bit rough around the edges for a few years. Recent updates have turned it into it's old self again, and we recommend a visit. Just great for any age.

Thank bbbceo
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The science museum is so much hands on and exploration that a Grandmother hardly has to extend herself! Actually sharing activities with an eager grandson was a blast. Doing the weather, building earthquake proof castles and racing cars we built ourselves were just some of...More

Thank Elliehans
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We enjoyed it so much that we got a membership! Everyone (toddler through 4th graders) had so much fun. The activities are age-appropriate across the board. It is a great experience and a great way to spend the day with the family.

Thank Jeannine L
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Be sure to see the dinosaurs and mummies. There astronomy exhibit has a scale that allows you to see how much you weigh on other planets. They are the best.

Thank Brian M
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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