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

Contact Us: (716) 896-5200 | Toll Free: (866) 291-6660
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1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Location: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211

Open 7 Days a Week
Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

Hours: Open 7 Days a Week | Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

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April 23, 2017 - April 29, 2017
April 23, 2017 - April 29, 2017
Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour (adults only)
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 02:00pm - 04:00pm 

Did you know the Museum houses over 700,000 specimens in our collection, or that a significant part of the collection pertains to the Greater Niagara Region? Get behind-the-scenes to see what few have seen and explore our research, special, and teaching collections in themed tours taking place throughout the month. Tours are approximately 2 hours in length.

The Byron Dig: Mastodons in our Backyard Seymour isn’t the only Mastodon at the Buffalo Museum of Science! Learn more about the Museum’s Mastodons excavated from the local Genesee County dig site and take a look at the specimens that teach us about life on the Niagara Frontier over 10,000 years ago. 

Ages: adults 18+
Cost: $25 non-members, $15 BMS members
Registration deadline: one week in advance

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Extended Hours!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 04:00pm - 09:00pm 

Take a journey through a motley crew of legendary guitars in the must-see exhibition GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World open through Sunday, May 7.

For a limited time only, guests are invited to explore the evolution of the single most enduring icon in American history through the powerful lens of science. Experience diverse genres of music, discover the science of pitch and tone, and learn how the selection of materials and strings fused with electromagnetism and amplification to create an elaborate device that has revolutionized music. Crossing over cultural boundaries, the guitar has made a significant impact on a wide variety of groups. Join us on a rhythmic journey immersed in the heart of music, surrounded by 60 guitars and nearly 100 historical artifacts - including the Guinness Record-breaking 43.5 foot long playable guitar!

This fully immersive exhibition explores all facets of the world’s most popular instrument, from its history to the science of creating sound with wood and steel. Experience the science, sound, history, and profound impact of the guitar in an exhibition that contains a range of rare and antique to wildly popular and innovative instruments, along with hands-on interactives, models, touchscreens, performance video, audio, stunning images and photographs.

Enjoy special extended hours every Wednesday and select Fridays through 9pm throughout the course of the exhibit run.

April 26th: 5pm - Guitar Maker Evening featuring Luthiers from the Buffalo Niagara region and performance from gypsy jazz band, Six String Circus Click for details!
May 3rd: 6pm - University at Buffalo Guitar Students

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Special Programs
Guitar Meet-The-Maker Night
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 06:00pm - 09:00pm 


Have you ever wondered how a guitar is made? Join us on Wednesday, April 26th, and see for yourself! Several regional luthiers (maker of stringed instruments) will be at the Museum including:

- Bill Brown from Gordon Guitars
- Bill Kraus from Kraus Guitars
- Master Luthier Mark Umphred
- Brian Daley
- Fred Brown from Lowly Mountain Banjos

Guests will also enjoy a performance from gypsy jazz band, Six String Circus. Meet-the-Maker is included with Museum admission and free for BMS members. 

Special Programs
International Astronomy Day
Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:00am - 04:00pm 

Saturday, April 29th, the Buffalo Museum of Science and Buffalo Astronomical Association will celebrate International Astronomy Day. Special activities will be available from 11am-4pm. Astronomy activities are included with general museum admission.

The Buffalo Astronomical Association will provide visitors of all ages with the chance to connect with the universe around them via talks, demonstrations and activities hosted by BAA experienced observers. Learn how a telescope works and how to use one to explore the night sky. BAA members will provide guidance on selecting the perfect telescope, for those looking to invest in one – or learn how to make you very own! Participants will enjoy experiencing the wonders of distant planets and galaxies through astro photographs taken by BAA members from their own backyards. The BAA will also conduct solar observations (weather permitting). Join in on the fun and view our nearest star! Complete details available at

Special Programs
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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