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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. - 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 19, 2017 - March 25, 2017
March 19, 2017 - March 25, 2017

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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Extended Hours!
Wednesday, March 22, 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
Toddler Team
Friday, March 24, 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 24, 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
Ron Hawkins - Live In Concert - With Special Guest Sonny Baker
Friday, March 24, 2017 06:00pm - 10:00pm 


The Buffalo Museum of Science will present Ron Hawkins in a special concert event on Friday, March 24th. The performance will take place in the historic Buffalo Museum of Science auditorium. Long revered as one of Canada’s greatest contemporary singer-songwriters, Ron Hawkins is widely known as the lead-singer songwriter of Lowest of the Low.

Doors open at 6pm. This is a 21+ Event
Special guest for the evening will be Sonny Baker

Admission is $22.50 and includes access to GUITAR: The Instrument That Rocked The World, Presented by M&T Bank and Associate Sponsor Chakra Communications

As lead singer/multi-instrumentalist and main songwriter of Canada’s legendary Lowest of the Low, Ron Hawkins has enjoyed many accolades through the years. In 1996, 2000 and again in 2005, Chart Magazine honored the group’s 1991 debut album, "Shakespeare My Butt," with spots in the top 10 of the Top 100 Canadian Albums of All Time. In 2000 and once again in 2015, Hawkins was voted Songwriter of the Year by NOW Magazine’s reader’s poll. Also in 2000, Hawkins received Toronto station 102.1 The Edge’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2008, Lowest of the Low was inducted into the Canadian Indie Rock Hall of Fame and awarded gold records for "Shakespeare My Butt.”

Hawkins follows up his February 2015 release of “Garden Songs,” with "Spit Sputter & Sparkle," continuing to exemplify his skills with a word, a hook, a riff and a melody to display some of his finest work to date. Released in 2016 via Pheromone Recordings, “Spit Sputter & Sparkle” features 11 new originals, including the single, "Beautiful Girl."

Over the years, Hawkins has written and released three additional Lowest of the Low albums, five solo discs, three records with his band The Rusty Nails, and in November 2012, Ron Hawkins and The Do Good Assassins released the double disc "Rome." Adding them all up, "Spit Sputter and Sparkle" is Hawkins 15th album of original material.

“My little home studio is only nine feet by nine feet but it’s packed with toys and musical goodies. It’s a bit like going down the rabbit hole,” said Hawkins. He continued, “I spent the better part of a year down that rabbit hole and when I came out the other side "Spit Sputter & Sparkle was born." This album is the gutter, it’s the noise, it’s the glass on the sidewalk and the stars above your head. It’s all the blur and speed of living in the city in the 21st century.”

Sonny Baker: Baker is a Buffalo guitarist and songwriter, pursuing solo career between responsibilities with area bands Lazlo Hollyfeld, A Hotel Nourishing and Wooden Waves. Baker is a wildly inventive guitarist whose ability to blend sweeping arpeggios, indie-rock jangle, and authoritative, outside-the-box soloing lends depth and soulfulness to the various bands he works with. His solo material is contemporary indie rock of the first order!

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Special Programs
Saturday, March 25, 2017 10:00am - 06:00pm 

Everything, ooey, gooey, sticky and FUN - special extended hours! Click here for complete details.

On Saturday, March 25th from 10am-6pm, join the Buffalo Museum of Science for Messfest! Our annual celebration of everything ooey, gooey, sticky and fun will take place throughout the Museum and feature messy, hands-on activities for all ages! Activities are included with general Museum admission and free for members.

Admission to Messfest is included with general Museum admission and FREE for BMS Members. There is an additional charge for Messtacular! performances.

Special Programs
General Admission

$11 Adults
$9 Seniors 62+
$9 Students/Military with ID
$9 Children 2-17

FREE for Museum Members and children under 2

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