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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
Hours:

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

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

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February 12, 2017 - February 18, 2017
February 12, 2017 - February 18, 2017
Crime Investigation Camp-In - SOLD OUT
Saturday, February 11, 2017 05:30pm - 09:00am 

This camp is sold out. Spend the night at the Museum and help investigate a mystery while gaining an understanding of how police officers and scientists solve crimes. Learn how to identify and lift fingerprints, understand how the makeup of a marker’s color can help identify which marker a suspect used to write a note, and analyze similar looking substances to determine which was part of a crime, and more! 

Ages: 6-12
Cost: $30 per child, $16 per adult
Registration: Pre-registration is required at least 15 days in advance. Minimum of 50 people needed to urn the program. To learn more or to register, contact Betsy Vazquez by emailing bvazquez@sciencebuff.org or call 716.896.5200 x345.

Overnights
Extended Hours!
Wednesday, February 15, 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.


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


April 19th:
5pm - Community Music School "Instrument Petting Zoo" presented by Turner Construction Click for details!
April 26th: 5pm - Guitar Maker Evening featuring Luthiers from the Buffalo Niagara region
May 3rd: 6pm - University at Buffalo Guitar Students


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Special Programs
Toddler Team
Friday, February 17, 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, February 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am 

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

register now


Toddler & Preschool
Curiosity Corner
Friday, February 17, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am 

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

register now


Toddler & Preschool

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Take a journey through a motley crew of legendary guitars in the must-see exhibition GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World open Saturday, January 21 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!

Click for complete details


Special Programs

Guitar16 open jan 21 internal header sponsors 
Take a journey through a motley crew of legendary guitars in the must-see exhibition GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World open Saturday, January 21 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!

Click for complete details


Special Programs
Discover Earth: Science of Sound
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm 

Explore the different properties of sound. How does sound travel? How does sound travel through different substances? Experiment with waves and vibration.

Ages: 6-12
Cost: $5 BMS Members, $7 Non-Members + Museum admission

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Discover Earth Workshops
Makeshift Open Hours: CANCELLED
Saturday, February 18, 2017 11:00am - 03:00pm 

Stop in and see what Making is all about! Includes demonstrations on 3D printing, circuits, and motion activities. Sponsored by National Grid.

Included with museum admission and free for BMS members.

Makeshift Workshops
Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour (Adults Only): Fins, Furs & Feathers
Saturday, February 18, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm 

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.

Fins, Furs & Feathers Explore our vertebrate zoology collection featurin gmounts, skins, bones and jars. 

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

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Tours
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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