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1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, New York 14211

Location: 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo, NY 14211

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Mon-Sun 10am-4pm

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

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March 26, 2017 - April 01, 2017
March 26, 2017 - April 01, 2017

Guitar17ProgrammingScheduleSpecial extended hours for scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, March 15th from 4pm-9pm, have been canceled. 

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.

SPECIAL EXTENDED HOURS: Enjoy special extended hours every Wednesday and select Fridays through 9pm throughout the course of the exhibit run!

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER - March 15th: 6pm Villa Maria students
March 29th: 6pm - Fredonia Music students
April 12th: 6pm - Screening of The Wrecking Crew Movie with an opportunity to meet the Director
May 3rd: 6pm - University at Buffalo Guitar Students

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Special Programs
Toddler Team
Friday, March 31, 2017 10:00am - 10:30am 

It's team work time with your little one! Get messy, touch and feel "slimy stuff" and make music with "loud stuff" while exploring science! Ages 6 months - 2 years

Cost: $5 + Museum admission or BMS membership, members save 10%

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Toddler & Preschool
Curiosity Corner
Friday, March 31, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am 


Expose your little scientists to the basics in science exploration: nature, states of matter, color and more. Make friends and have fun with science!

Ages: 3-5
$5 + Museum admission or BMS membership, members save 10%

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Toddler & Preschool
Advanced Dissection Discoveries: Mice
Saturday, April 01, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm 

Investigate and explore the inner workings of organisms around us! Try your hand at an advanced level dissection in the Human Lab Workshop led by one of the Museum's education facilitators. This month, we will be dissecting Mice!

For ages 8+ due to the use of sharp instruments, and an adult should remain present for the duration of the program. 

$12 BMS Members
$15 Non-Members plus general museum admission

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Dissection Discovery Workshops
Around the World: Polish Culture
Saturday, April 01, 2017 01:00pm - 02:00pm 

Explore cultures and countries from around the world. Each class will create an art project focused on a new culture and artifact.

For Ages 8-15

$12 non-member + Museum admisison
$10 BMS member 

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Sparks Workshops
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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