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How to save money at area attractions

We do it for amusement parks in the summer - pay one price tickets that allow you access to the park as often as you'd like. And, they're only good for a few months. Many family-friendly museums and attractions offer yearly memberships. So, are they worth it? (All costs are for one-year memberships unless noted.)

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Memberships include free admission, discounted parking and some discounted shopping.

Cost: individual, $50; student, $25; seniors, $30; family (two adults and children under 18), $75.

Daily admission: adults, $15; ages 6 and older, $11; ages 6-12, $8; ages under five are free.

Aquarium of Niagara

Membership include free admission, discounted admission for guests, shopping discounts, free admission to various zoos and attractions around the nation (including 50 percent discount to Buffalo Zoo).

Cost: family (two adults and any children under 18 in household), $75; individuals, $50; adult couples $55; grandparents (two grandparents and any grandchildren), $70.

Daily admission: adults, $13; seniors, $11.25; ages 3-12, $9; free for ages 2 and younger.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Memberships include free admission, plus benefits to nearly 300 gardens and arboretums across the U.S. and Canada.

Cost of two-year memberships: individuals, $81; students and seniors, $63;  family/household membership (two adults and four guest passes), $117.

Daily admission: adults, $9; seniors, $8; ages 3-12, $5; ages 2 and younger are free.

Buffalo History Museum

Memberships include free admission, discounts on some shopping, special invitations to members-only exhibits, priority registration.

Cost: individual, $45 for one year, $85 for two years; family (two adults and children under 16), $60 for one year, $115 for two years.

Daily admission: adults, $7; seniors and students, $5; ages 7-12, $2.50; free for under 7.

Buffalo Science Museum

Memberships include free admission to more than 350 museums worldwide, members-only events, discounts for camps, shopping and cafe, special birthday party offers.

Cost: family (two adults and any children under 18 living in household), $65; individual, $45; seniors, $40; senior couples and students, $60; military, $50.

Daily admission: adults, $11; seniors, $9; ages 2-17 $8; under 2 is free.

Buffalo Zoo

Memberships include free admission, two free guest passes, free parking voucher, discounted shopping, members-only events.

Costs: individuals, $40; family (two adults and any children under 21 living in household), $75; grandparents  (two grandparents and up to five children), $60.

Daily admission: adults (13 and older) $12; seniors, $10; ages 2-12 ,$9; free for ages 2 and younger.

Explore and More Museum

Memberships include free admission, $15 birthday party discount and shopping discounts.

Cost: Family Play (two adults and any children under 21 in household), $60; Grandparent Play (two grandparents and their grandchildren up to age 21), $60 for a year.

Daily admission: $7; 12 months and younger, free.

 

 

 

 

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