Visitor Center Hours:

Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm
Sunday: 12pm-4pm

Visitor Center Hours: Wed-Sat: 10am-4pm | Sunday: 12pm-4pm
Trail Hours:

Trails open daily
from dawn until dusk

Trail Hours: Trails open daily from dawn until dusk
Location:

1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, New York 14203

Location: 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14203

Book a Guided Tour of the Preserve!

Explore the outdoors with a knowledgeable facilitator on a guided tour of Tifft Nature Preserve. These tours support the NYS MST Standards and enhance science curricula for all grade levels through inquiry-based outdoor learning experiences. The content of our tours are adjusted to suit each grade level.

Book today by calling 716.896.5200 x338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Featured Tour: Animal Homes & Habitats

Grades Pre-K - 12

Students study the characteristics of various habitats including fields, woods, and aquatic areas and learn how animals are adapted to their preferred environments.

Grades Pre-K-2: MST 1, 4, 6 / SS 1

Grade 3-12: MST 1, 4, 6, 7 / SS 1, 3

Guided Tour Topics

Animal Homes & Habitats

Grades Pre-K - 12 | Year Round
Students study the characteristics of various habitats including fields, woods, and aquatic areas and learn how animals are adapted to their preferred environments.
Pre-K-2: MST 1, 4, 6 / SS 1

Exploring Nature

Grades Pre-K - 12 | Mar - Nov
Students the Preserve's seasonal characteristics, plant and animal interactions, and the clues wildlife leave behind through observations as well as hands-on, active experiences to satisfy children's sensory needs.
Pre-K - 2: MST 1, 4, 6 / SS 1
Grades 3-12: MST 1, 4, 6, 7 / SS 1, 3

Nature in Winter

Grades Pre-K - 12 | Dec - Feb
Students will compare how both plants and animals adapt to harsh winter conditions and learn about the study of animal tracks in the snow. Snowshoeing may be requested ($2 per person,) weather permitting.
Pre-K - 2: MST 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 / SS 1
Grades 3-12: MST 1, 4, 6, 7 / SS 1, 3

Life Cycles

Grades Pre-K - 2 | May - Aug
Students will explore the Preserve in search of real animal and life cycles clues and examples. This tour highlights insect and frog metamorphosis and can be modified to fit your needs.
MST: 1, 2, 4, 6

Tifft History & Human Impact

Grades 3 - 12 | Year Round
Students will learn about how Tifft's past, present and future are linked to our region's local history. Students will read Tifft's landscape to understand the impact of human activity on the environment and ways of lessening our impact on the Earth (including resource conservation and habitat restoration). This tour includes the option of a Powerpoint presentation on the history and future of Tifft. This tour is also ideal for college classes and adult groups.
MST: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 / SS 1, 2, 3

Group Tour Pricing

Peak Season: $8 per student
(Apr-Jun)

Off-Peak Season: $6 per student
(Jul - Mar)


Adults: One adult required for every ten students.
Adults in 1:10 ration and required aides are free.


Additional Adults:
Peak: $8 per additional adult
Off-Peak: $6 per additional adult


Book Today!

Call 716.896.5200 x338 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


To receive group pricing, booking of 10 students or more must be made at least two weeks in advance.

Tour Capacity

Limit:
Max: 80 students
Min: 10 students


Tour Length

Pre-K & K Tours: 1 hour
All other grades: 1-1.5 hours

Standards

Arts = The Arts
CDOS = Career Development & Occupational Studies
ELA = English Language Arts
FCS = Family & Consumer Science
HPE = Health, Physical Education
MST = Math, Science & Technology
SS = Social Studies