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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

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

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

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August 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017
August 20, 2017 - August 26, 2017
Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Monday, August 21, 2017 01:00pm - 04:00pm 

In collaboration with the Buffalo Eclipse Consortium, the Buffalo Museum of Science is hosting a FREE viewing party for the Great American Solar Eclipse in Martin Luther King, Jr. Park. Join us from 1-4PM on Monday, August 21st for safe solar eclipse viewing, music and fun! Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.

The viewing party will include...
  • Free viewing glasses*
  • A guide to the 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse
  • Food trucks

*Why do you need solar glasses?

Solar glasses are absolutely necessary if you will be looking directly at the sun, even during a solar eclipse. Although the moon will be blocking some of the sun, looking directly at the still powerful brightness of the sun can cause damage to the retina, the light-sensitive part of the eye.

Our Science Communicator, Sarajane Gomlak-Green, has this to say about the subject:

"The only safe way to look directly at the sun (with or without an eclipse) is through special solar filters. Solar radiation includes ultraviolet light, which is what causes sunburns. It can also severely damage your eyes."

More eclipse safety tips can be found here!


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.

Mastodons in our Backyard: The Byron Dig Seymour isn’t the only Mastodon at the Museum! 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 (includes Museum admission) / $15 BMS members
Registration deadline: one week in advance

register now

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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