Think of us as an extension of your classroom!

Join the thousands of school, preschool, camp, and daycare groups that explore our hands-on exhibits, workshops and themed programming every year! We offer our most-requested school programs on our website and in our Educator's Guide, but we are happy to customize a program to support your content needs through self-guided or facilitated experiences. Just give us a call at 716.896.5200 x338 or send us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more.

Our offerings support New York State Learning Standards:

We know you want the most out of your experience, which is why we aim to support New York State learning standards with all of our school programming. Download our Educator's Guide for full descriptions of our programs and the standards they support.

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Self-Guided Tours

Explore the museum with your students! Our state-of-the-art science studios foster hands-on and inquiry-based learning that aligns with your STEM curriculum. There's something for everyone!

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Guided Tours

Looking for a more structured visit? Join our docents on an engaging tour through the museum's science studios.

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For a more in-depth experience, enrich your school's trip with special themed activities with our team of facilitators!

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Science Theme Days

Get the best of both, a self-guided tour and a facilitated workshop! Join us for our Science Theme Days where students can enjoy engaging, hands-on activities throughout the museum.

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3D Cinema

See a 3D film to your visit in the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank. Three films offered daily; Groups are $1pp for 20 minutes films and $3pp for 40 minute films.

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Special Exhibits

We regularly offer limited-time exhibits or experiences as part of our daily offerings, but be sure add it to your itinerary!

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