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

Facilitated hands-on programs right in your classroom!

Bring nature into your classroom! These hands-on programs will bring items from the Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve’s education collection to your students for a learning experience like no other! Choose from a variety of topics to support your desired curriculum. If you don't see what you're looking for, don't hesitate to contact us at 716.896.5200 x338 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn how we can customize a program to meet your needs.

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Featured Classroom Outreach Program

Energy Explorations

Understand why energy is vital to the world and all the people who live in it. Students will investigate what energy is and how we all use energy, plus explore renewable and non-renewable resources and the impacts of energy-related choices.

Classroom Outreach Programs

STORIES IN HAND
Grades Pre-K - 1


Share in a hands-on, nature-themed storytime. Stories will be brought to life for young learners with real biofacts of animal fur, bones, and wildlife clues to see, feel, and investigate. Program length is 45 minutes.

NATURE DETECTIVES
Grades Pre-K - 8


Put on a detective hat and use sight, smell, hearing and touch to investigate real clues left behind by different local animals. Students will learn lessons in habitats, adaptations and food webs.

MEASURING MAMMALS
Grades 3 - 8


Use measurement, observations, and inquiry to explore real furs, skulls, and mammalian characteristic of local species. Through this hands-on process, students will compare features and adaptations of carnivores, omnivores and herbivores.

ENERGY EXPLORATIONS
Grades 3 - 8


Understand why energy is vital to the world and all the people who live in it. Students will investigate what energy is and how we all use energy, plus explore renewable and non-renewable resources and the impacts of energy-related choices.

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE
Grades Pre-K - 8


Investigate real animal shelters such as bird and insect nests, small burrows, and plant galls from the Tifft Collections. Students can work in teams to create their own small shelter in the classroom from natural materials, investigate the importance of shelters in various habitats, and the adaptations of the animals that made them.

Classroom Outreach Pricing

DAYTIME
$100
 per classroom
$85 per additional program on same topic and day

EVENING/WEEKEND
$150 per classroom
$100 per additional program on same topic and day

And additional mileage fee will be added for round trip travel. Must book a minimum of two (2) programs.

Capacity & Program Length

Due to the hands-on and interactive nature of our programs and to ensure the best possible quality experience, we ask that you respect our class size limits.

Pre-K Programs:
Limit: 20 students
30-45 minutes

All Other Grades:
Limit: 30 students
45-60 minutes

If limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $85 (daytime program) or $100 (evening/weekend program) will be added.

Book Today!
Call 716.896.5200 x338
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