Contact Us:

Phone: (716) 896-5200
Toll Free: (866) 291-6660

Contact Us: (716) 896-5200 | Toll Free: (866) 291-6660
Museum Location:

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Location: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211
Hours:

Open 7 Days a Week
Mon. - Tues.: 10am - 4pm
Wed.: 10am - 9pm
Thurs. - Sun.: 10am - 4pm

Hours: Open 7 Days a Week | Mon-Tues 10am - 4pm, Wed: 10am - 9pm, Thurs-Sun: 10am - 4pm

visiting museum groups

Group Visit FAQs to help you plan your day

Create the best experience for your students

  • Choose your program based on grade level, content and/or process skills
  • Decide on the level of engagement from self-guided discovery to facilitated workshops
  • Teachers with Educator IDs are welcome to preview (most) exhibits, galleries, and programs at no charge



To expedite your reservation, please have the following information ready when you call: 

  • The complete name and mailing address of your school, the school phone number, fax number, and your e-mail address
  • Grade level of your students
  • Student total, teacher total, and chaperone total
  • The date and time you are interested in booking
  • Specific exhibits you wish to see or any programs in which you wish to participate
  • Lunch and/or Curiosity Shop reservations



Make your reservation at least four weeks in advance

  • Reservations are recommended for groups of 10 or more and are required to receive the group rate
  • A deposit of $1 per child is required to secure your reservation - payment can be made over the phone by credit card or it can be mailed in
  • You will receive your confirmation and pre-visit materials by mail, fax, or email
  • If you need to cancel your visit, please call 716.896.5200 x338 to let us know as soon as possible
  • Cancellations that are made less than 14 days before a scheduled visit are subject to forfeiture of deposit unless a new reservation is made



Day of your visit

  • Take a head count of students, chaperones, and teachers as you will need that number when you check in *The balance of the payment is due on the day of your visit and can be paid by cash, check, Visa or MasterCard
  • Payment for all students, teachers, and chaperones should be made by the contact person upon arrival in a single payment
  • You will receive your confirmation and pre-visit materials by mail, fax, or email
  • Coupons or guest passes cannot be accepted with group admissions



Spend the day!

  • Combination fees are available for more than one experience at either the Museum, Tifft Nature Preserve or both.



How many chaperones are needed?

  • We require one Adult (FREE) with every ten students
  • You will receive your confirmation and pre-visit materials by mail, fax, or email
  • All chaperones in excess of the 1 to 10 ratio will be required to pay the discounted adult admission of $6



What about lunch?

  • Make a lunchroom reservation when you book your visit and bring your lunch
  • If you are having lunch with us, make sure all students have written their names on their lunch bags and/or class lunches are stored together in a bag, bin, or box for easy location and identification
  • In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint we are encouraging all of our visitors to bring reusable lunch bags and other items that do not find their way into a landfill
  • Upon arrival bring your lunches into the museum where a bin will be available for storage



What about the Curiosity Shop?

  • We have many educational items for students as well as classroom materials
  • If you plan on visiting the Curiosity Shop, please make a reservation when you book your visit


Make your reservation or ask a question (Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM):
Call 716.896.5200 x338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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General Admission

$11 Adults
$9 Seniors 62+
$9 Students/Military with ID
$8 Children 2-17

FREE for Museum Members and children under 2

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