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Celebrating National Kazoo Day
January 28, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
On January 28th, the nation will celebrate a whimsical instrument that takes us back to our childhood and has strong ties to Western New York.
National Kazoo Day is an annual celebration of the joy and history of this small, classic instrument. For years, kazoos have made their way into the hands of amateur and professional musicians, as well as young children learning how to hum a tune.
It’s always a good time to play and learn more about kazoos, and the Buffalo Museum of Science is helping you do just that. To help celebrate Erie County’s bicentennial, and to pay homage to our very own Kazoo factory located in Eden, NY, the Museum will run a kazoo giveaway to the first 50 visiting families* on Friday, January 28th.
You will also be able to stop at our live demonstrations where we will be talking about the Science of Sound and Vocal Vibrations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It’s all included with general museum admission and free for museum members.
*Due to face covering guidelines while visiting the Museum, families will receive their kazoos when exiting the Museum.
This event was made possible by the EC200 committee with funding provided by Erie County.
More about WNY’s Kazoo Factory:
The Original American Kazoo Company was established in 1916 and is the only metal kazoo factory in North America, located right here in Eden, NY! The museum highlights history, amusing trivia, and shows step by step the way kazoos are made.
This working museum continues to manufacture a complete line of kazoos. Believe it or not, kazoos are made the same way today as when it began in 1915. The Kazoo Factory machines that make kazoos are the same die presses that were installed in 1907 when the building housed a sheet metal workshop. Over the years, demand for kazoos became so great that the other metal operations ceased. Today, as in the past, over 20 machines are run with one 10 horsepower motor connected with overhead jack shafts and leather belts. The factory is truly one of the few remaining working museums.