Join Past & Present and the Buffalo Botanical Gardens to celebrate the beauty of flora, light, and this year–minerals!

Past & Present was generously selected to loan fossils and minerals to display in two rooms of the Botanical Gardens! 

Visit our Specimens on Display page to see what you may find there!

Mysterious Minerals – The interior of the Botanical Gardens will be illuminated to excite imaginations, stimulate the senses and entertain all ages! Visitors will experience the extraordinary facets of Earth and minerals. From simulated salt caves and stalactites to wooden sculptures, balancing stones, geodes and crystals, Lumagination will take visitors on a journey like no other! 

Click here to access the Botanical Gardens Lumagination Page

Show runs from:

January 25 – 26, 29

February 1, 5 – 9, 12 – 22, 26 – 29

6 – 9pm / 6 – 10pm Friday and Saturday
Doors open at 5:30pm.

Please note that Lumagination is best experienced after the sun sets.


General Admission / Garden Member Pricing
Adults $15.50 / $13.50
Seniors (62+) $14 / $12
Students (with ID) $14 / $12
Kids (3-12) $7 / $7
Kids 2 and under are free

Tickets available online and at the door

Email or call 716.827.1584 ext. 211 with questions