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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. - Tues.: 10am - 4pm
Wed.: 10am - 9pm
Thurs. - Sun.: 10am - 4pm

Hours: Open 7 Days a Week | Mon-Tues 10am - 4pm, Wed: 10am - 9pm, Thurs-Sun: 10am - 4pm

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March 05, 2017 - March 11, 2017
March 05, 2017 - March 11, 2017
Extended Hours!
Wednesday, March 08, 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.

May 3rd: Villa Maria Guitar Ensemble will perform at the Museum during special extended hours. The performance will take place at 6pm. 


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Special Programs
Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour: The Pan-American Exposition
Thursday, March 09, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm 

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 Pan-American Exposition The Museum played a significant role in the Pan-American Exposition. See the artifacts that thrilled visitors over a century ago. 

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

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Tours

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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 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 (March 10, April 7, May 5) through 9pm throughout the course of the exhibit run!

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Special Programs
Basic Dissection Discoveries: Crayfish
Saturday, March 11, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm 

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

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

$7 BMS Members
$10 Non-Members plus general museum admission

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Dissection Discovery Workshops
Around the World: Celtic Culture
Saturday, March 11, 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
Lego Engineering Club
Saturday, March 11, 2017 01:00pm - 03:00pm 

Lego brain teasers, free builds, design challenges, and more! Attendees will also get to bring home a Lego souvenir.

Ages: 5-9
Cost: $20 non-members + Museum admission, $15 BMS members 

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Makeshift Workshops
Science Magic Camp-In
Saturday, March 11, 2017 05:00pm - 09:00am 

Explore and experience the Museum at night! Enjoy a fun-filled evening including hands-on science, crafts, a night time snack, a movie, breakfast and access to all the exhibits.

For ages 6-12. $30/child, $16/adult; register at least 15 days in advance by contacting Betsy Vazquez at bvazquez@sciencebuff.org or 716.896.5200 x345. Click here for complete details on our Camp-in Programming.


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Overnights
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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