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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

5 Museums to Explore in Buffalo


There are a lot of great museums to visit in and around Buffalo. Grab the family, or a few friends, and spend a Saturday learning about something new. Been to these museums before? Make another visit as their exhibits are always changing!

Buffalo Museum of Science

The Buffalo Museum of Science provides family-friendly fun 7 days a week. Stop by the National Geographic 3D Cinema, participate in workshops, spend time at Discovery Camps, get a bite to eat at the cafe, or just peruse the numerous exhibits. Guided tours are also available. Discounts are offered for seniors, children under 17, students, those with a military ID, and museum members.

Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park is the largest naval park in the nation, and it includes artifacts such as uniforms and documents that stem from all branches of the military. The main attractions include a WWII submarine and the USS Little Rock, a guided missile cruiser. Overnight stays are available, and admission discounts are offered for seniors, groups, and kids under 16.

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Established in 1862, the Albright-Knox Art Gallery has an impressive collection of modern and contemporary art. It features rotating exhibitions, tours, programs, workshops, and lectures, as well as a cafe on site. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, and admission is discounted for students, seniors, museum members, and military personnel. If you visit on a First Friday, admission is free!

Buffalo Fire Museum

The Buffalo Fire Museum features uniforms, badges, journals, videos, and more, all relating to the Buffalo Fire Department. The museum also has special collections, including one devoted to September 11. They not only preserve the history of the fire department, but also educate the public – especially children – about the importance of fire safety. Admission is free.

The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum

Fondly referred to as the Pierce Arrow Museum, the museum began as a passion project of the owners, husband-and-wife team Jim and Mary Ann Sandoro. For four decades, they've been collecting items related to transportation history in the Buffalo area. Originally a nonprofit, it turned into a full-fledged museum building in 2001. Admission discounts are offered for seniors and children under 17.


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