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Adults: $10
Seniors (62 & over): $8
Students (with ID): $5
Children (age 10 & under): FREE when accompanied by a paid adult/senior admission
SUNY Buffalo State Students, Faculty & Staff: FREE
United States and Canada Active Military and their families: FREE
Erie County Veterans: FREE
Burchfield Penney members: FREE (click here for all the benefits of membership)

Due to COVID-19, all visitors and guests who enter the building must be wearing a mask that covers their nose and mouth at all times.



The Burchfield Penney is a participant in Erie County's Thank-a-Vet program. For more information, visit www.Erie.gov.

The Burchfield Penney is a participant in the Arts Services Initiative's Art Access Pass Program. For more details, please visit Arts-Access.net.

The Burchfield Penney is pleased to be a Blue Star Museum, offering free admission to active duty military personnel and and families. Thank you for your service!

The Burchfield Penney is pleased to be part of Museums on Us! Present your Bank of America®, Merrill Lynch® or U.S. Trust® credit or debit card and a photo ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. For more info, click here.

Please note that the Burchfield Penney participates in both the Empire State Reciprocal Museum and the North American Reciprocal Museum programs. These benefits extend to general gallery admission only, not special events.


Group Tours: $10 / per person
Due to COVID-19, tours are limited to groups of 8. For more information, please contact Mary Kozub at (716) 878-3156.

School Aged Group Tours for Schools grades pre K - 12: FREE*
Due to COVID-19, all school tours are currently suspended. For more information, please contact Mary Kozub at (716) 878-3156.

*School age tours are free thanks to the support of First Niagara Foundation in partnership with KeyBank.

Gallery Hours

Due to COVID-19, the Burchfield Penney will be open to the public on Friday - Sunday each week, from 11 AM - 4 PM for the general public. From 10 AM - 11 AM, the museum will only be open to members, seniors, and those who are at increased risk.  


Friday - Sunday: 
11 AM - 4 PM (general public) 
10 AM -11 AM (those at increased risk: seniors and members)

M&T Second Fridays*

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Burchfield Penney will continue to celebrate our exhibitions on Second Fridays thanks to the generous support of M&T Bank. On Facebook Live and other streaming services, the Burchfield Penney will host special musical performances, online tours, and live-streamed workshops and demonstrations by local artists. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to learn more! 

For more on M&T Second Fridays, click here.


The Burchfield Penney is closed on New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Administrative Offices/Shipping & Receiving Hours

For deliveries, contact (716) 878-4507. All deliveries and shipments are delivered through the security entrance located at the South corner of the museum, to the right of the loading dock.

Please note that due to COVID-19, all people who enter the building must wear masks, and will be asked to sign in.

To contact a specific member of the Burchfield Penney’s staff, please see the online staff directory.

Emergency Closings

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is located on SUNY Buffalo State campus and follows the college in the event of an emergency closing. To find out if the museum has closed due to an emergency situation, please access: 

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TV stations: WGRZ (ch. 2), WKBW (ch. 7), WIVB (ch.4)