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Buffalo Museum of Science

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

I remember the museum from going there years ago as a teenager so I wanted to take my family and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
620rab
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Great Falls, Virginia
So much to see and touch fun for ALL ages

Today was my first visit to the museum and I had such a good time I joined! I love science and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lindagerr
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Niagara Falls, 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 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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  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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1020 Humboldt Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14211-1208
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+1 716-896-5200
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"human body"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"hands on activities"
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"younger set"
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"all ages"
in 16 reviews
"rainy day"
in 8 reviews
"great for kids"
in 7 reviews
"dinosaur bones"
in 3 reviews
"kids and adults"
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"kids will love"
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"second floor"
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"few hours"
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"any age"
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"special events"
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"couple of hours"
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"on display"
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"mummies"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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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

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

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

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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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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Took our 10 year old granddaughter who was visiting from Delaware to the museum and had a good time walking through the exhibits and exploring what the museum has to offer. Many of the hands on activities/displays were extremely crowded due to spring break but...More

Thank Staecy A
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Three of us visited this museum, all of us liked it! The exhibits are interesting, and there are many demonstrations in which the visitor can participate! This is a very lively place I recommend to all....

Thank Raj S
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

....But if you’re closed for a Holiday (Easter) maybe a good idea to post something on your website or Facebook page ahead of time so if someone is planning on visiting they don’t find out you’re closed on the morning they’re planning on visiting. Also...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

There's a lot for little people to do here. Our family likes it. The special events are way, way, WAY too busy. We don't even go anymore. You literally cannot walk through the hallways. But just for a family visit to the museum, it's a...More

Thank jmasc1
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

On a wintery Buffalo day, we took our 2+ year old granddaughter to her favorite place to visit dinosaurs, the Buffalo Museum of Science. On this school day, the parking lot was pretty full, but still lots of spaces. We bought a grandparent membership this...More

Thank Steven S
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Lynn H
27 March 2018|
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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.)
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ann l
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.
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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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