Contact Us:

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. - 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

Perfect for Toddlers and Preschool Scientists!

Since its reopening, our interactive Explorations gallery has inspired thousands of minds through play-based discovery. Its inviting and colorful setting will draw your little scientist right in!

Designed for early childhood development and science learning, Explorations features interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, like energy, space, weather and the environment, and encouraging adult-child interaction. Experiences include:


Light Table

Use colored discs and toys to experiment with color combinations in a really cool way.

Skyscraper Architect and Building Stations

Use PVC pipe or child-safe blocks and a little imagination to build your own architectural masterpiece.

Water Table

A favorite among our young guests! With a constant flow of water, experiment with a lock system, whirlpool and manual water pump to transport toys and floating vessels from one end of the table to the other.

Dress Up and Play

Don a pair of butterfly wings or a lab coat, or even grab one of our many puppets to inspire curiosity through creative role play.

Book Nook

Choose from over a hundred science-based children's books to explore topics through a private or group storytime. 

Space Shuttle

3...2...1...BLASTOFF! Climb into our space shuttle and countdown to liftoff.


Magnet Wall

Using an array of colorful magnets and magnetic toys, experiment and explore how magnets interact with one another, and with other materials.

Exploration through Art

In the art area, you can color, paint or draw out your inspirations.

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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