The Buffalo Museum of Science has opened a new science studio, begins a new 3D film Friday and holds its annual “Star Lights” fundraiser Saturday.

The Motion Studio, which opened Saturday and is the third of eight themed studios, is a testing laboratory where visitors can explore the physics of motion by building devices and conducting experiments.

The film, “Forces of Nature,” which opens in the National Geographic 3D Cinema, presents the spectacles of earthquakes, volcanoes and tornadoes on the big screen. The cost is $1 for museum members, $3 for non-members. Showtimes can be found at

“Star Lights” will be held Saturday 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with a 7 p.m. opening time for VIP ticket holders. There will be a wine tasting, stargazing through telescopes on the rooftop with the Buffalo Astronomical Association, and Whitworth-Ferguson Planetarium instructors leading astronomy-related activities throughout the building. Tickets are $40, with $5 off for museum members, and $60 for VIP tickets, and also allow entry to the new Body Worlds Vital exhibition. They can be purchased online at or by calling 896-5200 ext. 385.