Milestones of Science

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The New Exhibit


Entitled Milestones of Science: Books That Shook the World!, the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is proud to offer, in its largest-ever exhibition,  a selection of the 35 most significant rare books in the Milestones of Science collection.  A new space called the Collections Gallery has been created on the downtown Buffalo Central Library’s second floor for long-term major exhibitions and related programming.

The exhibition is free and open to the public during all Central Library operating hours:

The exhibition is organized by ten science-related disciplines/themes.  Alongside the magnificent books on display are attractive graphics and immersive information on the authors and the revolutionary ideas posed through their publications. Interactive activity stations, representative props and illustrative banners and wall panels further illuminate the presented themes.  The Buffalo story of how the collection was assembled is also included.

Also in the gallery space is an all-ages interactive area called The STEM Education Center, where games, videos, and program stations amplify themes presented in the exhibition.  Occasional traveling exhibitions from partner institutions will be presented here as additional storytelling vehicles.

The Library hopes you will plan to attend any of the free, extensive science-related programming for adults, families and student groups throughout the exhibition, which will continue on display through September 2017.  These programs will include current science, exploration and innovation taking place today in Western New York through emerging initiatives by the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, University at Buffalo, and private industry. Click here for the current programs schedule; .

Click here for information on school group field trip packages and in-classroom exploration activities:

The Buffalo & Erie County Public Library is sincerely grateful to its donors and partners who have made this important exhibition possible.

Take a walking tour of our Milestones of Science exhibit!

Milestones of Science Exhibit Video