What You'll Get
Science museums help us gain a better view of the world, which is otherwise challenging considering it resides on one large flat plane. Obtain a well-rounded knowledge of the natural world with today's Groupon: for $8 you get two adult general admission tickets to the Buffalo Museum of Science (a $16 value).
The Buffalo Museum of Science enlightens the curious craniums of methodically minded visitors with more than 700,000 specimens and 13 exploratory exhibits that cover a broad range of scientific branches, including anthropology, biology, astronomy, mineralogy, and paleontology. General admission also includes access to the museum's current traveling exhibit From Here to There, which allows visitors to engage in hands-on displays centered around transportation, such as operating a canal lock system, using heat to lift a hot air balloon, and experiencing a ride on a hovercraft. A few extra dollars will gain admittance to the digital 3D cinema, which screens films at various hours throughout the day, such as Dinosaurs 3D: Giants of Patagonia. Additionally, feel free to tote tykes while cruising the museum, as kids under two get in free.
Some reviewers say the museum is small, but they praise the featured exhibits. Six TripAdvisors give the Buffalo Museum of Science an average of 3.5 owl eyes. Three Insider Pagers and more than 3,500 Facebookers are fans.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 9, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Not valid toward museum membership. Only valid toward general museum admission. Not valid with other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Buffalo Museum of Science
Since 1861, the Buffalo Society of Natural Science has culled more than 700,000 specimens and artifacts from around the world. These treasures now reside in the Buffalo Museum of Science which opened its doors in 1929. The museum allows visitors to explore anthropology, paleontology, and zoology, with an emphasis on the Greater Niagara region.
Special exhibits inspire curiousity in guests by exploring the world around them through hands-on education. Nano, for example, explains the basics of nanoscience and the way it impacts our lives. Opened in March 2012, the Explore YOU health science studio teaches visitors about their own bodies as they study recent medical technologies that help keep the human race healthy. Our Marvelous Earth, on the other hand, focuses on geological phenomena, extreme weather, and alternative forms of energy via displays and interactive exhibits where guests will have a chance to experience tornado-force winds. The newest exhibit to explore is In Motion which motivates children to learn how things move by interacting with gravity machines, car races, and a fluid dynamics simulator. Elsewhere, Seymour (a 10-foot tall mastodon) and Stanley (a 16-foot long albertosaurus) give kids a glimpse of some really, really, really old bones. For a more relaxing experience, visitors can check out the National Geographic 3D Cinema presented by M&T Bank for rotating titles. During the next few years, the museum will continue to add new exhibits and improve others with interactive technologies.