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Find Why


Our tagline today captures the spirit of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences’ very first motto: “Real knowledge lies in knowing causes.”

Since 1861, the Buffalo Society for Natural Sciences has served as a catalyst for curiosity, imagination, and STEM learning in the Western New York community. Created as a collecting and educational organization, our founders were passionate about providing experiential learning for people of all ages. Today, we are still dedicated to the same mission — using our unique collection of over 750,000 items to provide opportunities for all to develop a scientific understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural world.

Click to read how your support has driven us to bring the best in science education and fun to Western New Yorkers over the past sixteen decades.

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