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Science Museum Snow Exhibit Wraps Up This Weekend

By Joyce Kryszak

Buffalo, NY – The Science Museum's first annual Winter Wonders exhibit drifted in last November. Ironically, since then Buffalo has been in a particularly deep freeze. But that hasn't kept hardy Western New Yorkers from hurrying to the museum for another look at the science behind some of our most furious flurries.

How do you cap off a popular exhibit that celebrates winter? Bring in four snowmen. That is, four experts on the fluffy white stuff. Lectures Saturday by noted meterorologists, weather authors and historians are the blustery finale to the popular exhibit.

An estimated 20,000 people have come to marvel at snowflakes, and the catastrophic storms that result from too many of them. But after months of frigid temps and more nationally reported storms, aren't we just a little sick of snow? Science Museum President David Cheseborough says you'd think so - but no.

"Snow is so much a part of our culture in Buffalo," Cheseborough said. "We had a small display and video on the Blizzard of '77. We found that over the course of this exhibit, we had to add more seating in front of it because people are just fascinated.

"Yeah, we might be getting a little tired with the white stuff outside. But we're finding people are still interested in the topic."

If you'd like to celebrate winter one more time before spring -- inside where it's warm of course -- the exhibit runs through Sunday. And the snowmen will be talking Saturday from 1 to 3.