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. Indoor activity alternatives to the tour may be offered in the event of inclement weather.

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Tifft Custom Tour

All Grade Levels | Available All Year


In addition to the standard program offerings, Tifft can customize a Guided Tour to suit your curriculum needs. Content is adjusted to suit each grade level. Specific content may be requested. Some topics may also be available as a workshop upon request.


Topics Include:
  • Adaptations
  • Biodiversity
  • Birds
  • Classification
  • Conservation
  • Food webs
  • Invasive Species
  • Local History
  • Senses
  • Trees & Plants
  • Observation

Guided Tour Topics

Animal Homes & Habitats

All Grade Levels | Year Round


Learn how local animals are adapted to their preferred environments. Students will compare characteristics of the Preserve’s various habitats, including grasslands, woodlands and aquatic ecosystems.

Exploring Nature

All Grade Levels | Mar - Nov


Venture on a sensory-based journey to actively investigate the Preserve’s seasonal characteristics. Students will explore plant-animal interactions and real wildlife clues through observation, smell, touch and listening skills, as well as inquiry, direct experiences and drawing conclusions.

Nature in Winter

All Grade Levels | Dec - Feb


Discover how plants and animals adapt to our region’s winter conditions. Students can hone their observation skills while searching for wildlife clues. Indoor activity alternatives to the tour may be offered in the event of inclement weather. Snowshoes may be requested ($2 per person), weather permitting.

Life Cycles

All Grade Levels | May - Aug


Explore the Preserve in search of real animal and plant life cycles in action. This customizable tour will give students a look into insect and frog metamorphosis.

Tifft History & Human Impact

Suggested Grades 3 - 12 | Year Round


Discover how Tifft’s past, present and future are linked to our region’s history. Students will read Tifft’s landscape to understand the impact of human activity on the environment and ways of lessening our impact through resource conservation and habitat restoration. This tour can include a PowerPoint presentation on the history and future of Tifft. Please let the reservationist know if you are interested in this presentation. This tour is also ideal for college classes and adult groups.

Group Tour Pricing

Peak Season: $9 per student
(Apr-Jun)

Off-Peak Season: $7 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: $9 per additional adult
Off-Peak: $7 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