Family Fun at the Buffalo Museum of Science

By Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer

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During winter, as cabin fever starts to set in, many parents, grandparents and sitters are looking for ways to get the little ones out of the house. Well there just so happens to be a place in Buffalo that provides hours of education, cleverly disguised as fun – the Buffalo Museum of Science. Four floors of interactive exhibits, displays, games and kid-friendly laboratories will have your whiz kids zipping from room to room so fast that they’ll forget they’re actually learning! Make your way to these 6 exhibits (and more!) the next time you visit the museum:

Antarctic Dinosaurs

This much-anticipated exhibit is brand to the Buffalo Museum of Science. Come along on a dramatic adventure to Antarctica—one of the most isolated and dangerous environments on Earth—and witness the latest discovery: dinosaurs. Antarctic Dinosaurs will immerse visitors in the thrilling hunt for never-before-seen fossils and shed new light on our planet’s ever-changing climate. This exhibit is a ticketed event and, as demand is high, reservations are suggested through the museum’s website: Reserve Here.

Rethink Extinct

After you visit Stanley & Seymour, the museum’s giant Mastodon and Albertosaurus, head to this exhibit on the 2nd floor, and back in time (542 million years to be exact!) Little archaeologists can hang with the dinos, hunt for fossils, and dig for bones.


A science museum staple, step inside the Biodiversity room to experience an up-close encounter with bears, bison, birds and much more. Be sure to stop at the touch table for a display of furs and teeth, ready for little hands to explore.

Our Marvelous Earth

Take a playful peek into the power of Mother Nature on the 3rd floor. Step inside a hurricane, build a mini house to sustain an earthquake, and get your hands wet moving sand at the erosion table.

Buffalo In Space

Blast off to the 4th floor for an entire room of intergalactic interaction! View all of the planets, build your own rocketship, and even make a stop-motion movie of space exploration. Younger kiddos will especially enjoy an expedition to the space stations, amongst piles of moveable moon rocks.

In Motion

Get up and move around at this exhibit that will get your kids thinking! Explore the basics of physics, mechanical motion, engineering and organic motion through a highly interactive studio space.

And that’s only what we had time to experience! All in all, there are nearly 15 exhibits at the Buffalo Museum of Science, from bugs to bones to biology and everything in between.

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Ready to discover your own family favorites? Plan your visit today!

Buffalo Museum of Science
1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo
(716) 896-5200 |

Open 7 days a week | Monday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm

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Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer

Erica is a local business owner, photographer, mother, and all-around Buffalover. She loves exploring all of WNY with her family, and sharing their adventures. Follow along at