Sometimes a little educational excursion is just what you need, especially if you have the kids in tow! Check out these top Buffalo museums, according to user rankings on Trip Advisor!

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    Buffalo & Erie County Naval and Military Park

    The museum is located near Canalside and is home to the USS Little Rock, USS The Sullivans and the submarine the USS Croaker, all three or which are open for tours.

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    Albright-Knox Art Gallery

    The art museum is located in Delaware Park. The gallery is a major showplace for modern art and contemporary art.

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    Pierce-Arrow Museum

    The museum features antique autos, bikes and motorcycles and highlights the history of transportation in Western New York.

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    Buffalo Museum of Science

    The science museum includes animals, astronomy, science of technology and more exhibits.

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    Burchfield Penney Art Center

    The arts and educational institution was founded in 1966 and features a museum, library and activity space for the arts and has the world's largest collection of Charles E. Burchfield's work.

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    Buffalo Religious Arts Center

    The Buffalo Religious Arts Center was established to collect and preserve fine art from the many houses of worship that have closed their doors in the Western New York area.

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    The Buffalo History Museum

    The Buffalo History Museum has the largest collection of Pan-American Exposition artifacts. The collection features the Red Jacket Peace Medal, the Pierce Motorette (an early motor vehicle), and prototype pacemakers, among the 80,000-plus items.

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    Buffalo Fire Historical Society

    The museum collects, preserves, ehibits and provides access to information and artifacts related to Buffalo, the Buffalo Fire Department, fire safedy and fire prevention.

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    Iron Island Museum

    The Iron Island Museum, built in 1883, was a church and former funeral home. It is allegedly haunted and has been on GhostHunters, Ghost Lab and My Ghost Story.