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
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Our school break Discovery Camps offer quality counselors, a variety of educational themes and most of all - fun! BMS Members save 10%.

CAMP HOURS: All camps run 9am to 4pm

REGISTRATION: Register online or call 716.896.5200; Registration required at least 2 weeks to camp start date. Participants in camps for ages 5-8 must have completed kindergarten.

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: Museum members save an additional 10%.

LATE PICK-UP: 4:30-5:30pm; $8 per 30 minutes per day (must be arranged at time of booking).

LUNCH: Campers are asked to bring a bagged lunch in a reusable container. (daily snack provided).

DISCOVERY CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION: Click here to download the Discovery Camp Scholarship Application.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Click here to view our cancellation policy.

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Summer Discovery Camps at Tifft!

Three-Day Camps for ages 3-5

  • Creative Nature - June 27-29 - SOLD OUT

    $135

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Let your creative nature run wild! Become inspired by nature’s beauty as we create art of our own through paintings, sculptures, weavings, and more out on the trails, in the classroom, and even on display for the public.

  • Rock Paper Scissors - July 5-7

    $135

    Build upcycled creations small and large using different natural and recycled materials and teambuilding fun while exploring the great outdoors!

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  • Bug, Or Not Bug? - July 11-13 - SOLD OUT

    $135

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Bug or bug not, a butterfly does not try. Become an insect detective you will. Investigate and make discoveries you will, while we search for the no-legged, six-legged, and eight-legged creatures of the wild side.

  • Up, Up, Away! - July 18-20

    $135

    It’s a bird, a bat, a thunderstorm, a planet! Look to the sky as we make atmospheric discoveries about flying wildlife, weather, and astronomy through outdoor exploration, crafts, games, and more!!

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  • Bone Detectives - July 25-27 - SOLD OUT

    $135

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Grab your magnifying glass and hone your Sherlock skills as we investigate bones, tracks, and other clues animals leave behind though scavenger hunts, experiments, dissections, and explorations in the wild!!

  • Wild Survival - August 8-10 - SOLD OUT

    $135

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, map-making, fishing, and more in the great outdoors!

  • Where In The Wild - August 15-17

    $135

    Put on your traveling pants as we explore the globe in search of five of the most interesting wildlife habitats and their inhabitants. Meet live animals, make dioramas, and compare the global habitats to our local ones.

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  • Time Travelers - August 22-24

    $135

    Welcome Time Travelers! Embark on an adventure exploring Buffalo’s beginnings with crafts, games, and stories of Seneca Indian heritage, shipyards and railroads. Join in an archaeological dig, make tools, and create your very own time capsule to take home.

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  • Enchanted - August 29-31 - SOLD OUT

    $135

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Turn on your imagination and enter a world of myth and magic. Join in investigating the nature of your favorite imaginative beasts, create a terrarium and field guide to care for them, and discover how they have been inspired by real and wild creatures.


Five-Day Camps for ages 5-8 (must have completed kindergarten)

  • Creative Nature - June 26-30

    $225

    Let your creative nature run wild! Become inspired by nature’s beauty as we create art of our own through paintings, sculptures, weavings, and more out on the trails, in the classroom, and even on display for the public. 

    Register Now blue
  • Rock Paper Scissors - July 5-7

    $135

    Build upcycled creations small and large using different natural and recycled materials and teambuilding fun while exploring the great outdoors!

    Register Now blue
  • Bug, Or Not Bug? - July 10-14

    $225

    Bug or bug not, a butterfly does not try. Become an insect detective you will. Investigate and make discoveries you will, while we search for the no-legged, six-legged, and eight-legged creatures of the wild side.

    Register Now blue
  • Up, Up, Away! - July 17-21

    $225

    It’s a bird, a bat, a thunderstorm, a planet! Look to the sky as we make atmospheric discoveries about flying wildlife, weather, and astronomy through outdoor exploration, crafts, games, and more!!

    Register Now blue
  • Bone Detectives - July 24-28 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Grab your magnifying glass and hone your Sherlock skills as we investigate bones, tracks, and other clues animals leave behind though scavenger hunts, experiments, dissections, and explorations in the wild!!

  • Wild Survival - August 7-11 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, map-making, fishing, and more in the great outdoors!

  • Where In The Wild - August 14-18

    $225

    Put on your traveling pants as we explore the globe in search of five of the most interesting wildlife habitats and their inhabitants. Meet live animals, make dioramas, and compare the global habitats to our local ones.

    Register Now blue
  • Time Travelers - August 21-25 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Welcome Time Travelers! Embark on an adventure exploring Buffalo’s beginnings with crafts, games, and stories of Seneca Indian heritage, shipyards and railroads. Join in an archaeological dig, make tools, and create your very own time capsule to take home.

  • Enchanted - August 28 - Sep 1 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Turn on your imagination and enter a world of myth and magic. Join in investigating the nature of your favorite imaginative beasts, create a terrarium and field guide to care for them, and discover how they have been inspired by real and wild creatures.


Five-Day Camps for ages 8-12

  • Creative Nature - June 26-30 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Let your creative nature run wild! Become inspired by nature’s beauty as we create art of our own through paintings, sculptures, weavings, and more out on the trails, in the classroom, and even on display for the public.

  • Rock Paper Scissors - July 5-7

    $135

    Build upcycled creations small and large using different natural and recycled materials and teambuilding fun while exploring the great outdoors!

    Register Now blue
  • Bug, Or Not Bug? - July 10-14

    $225

    Bug or bug not, a butterfly does not try. Become an insect detective you will. Investigate and make discoveries you will, while we search for the no-legged, six-legged, and eight-legged creatures of the wild side.

    Register Now blue
  • Up, Up, Away! - July 17-21

    $225

    It’s a bird, a bat, a thunderstorm, a planet! Look to the sky as we make atmospheric discoveries about flying wildlife, weather, and astronomy through outdoor exploration, crafts, games, and more!!

    Register Now blue
  • Bone Detectives - July 24-28

    $225

    Grab your magnifying glass and hone your Sherlock skills as we investigate bones, tracks, and other clues animals leave behind though scavenger hunts, experiments, dissections, and explorations in the wild!!

    Register Now blue
  • Wild Survival - August 7-11 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMP IS SOLD OUT. Venture into the wilderness for a pretend adventure in search of shelter, food, fire-building materials, and animal clues. Practice camping skills, map-making, fishing, and more in the great outdoors!

  • Where In The Wild - August 14-18

    $225

    Put on your traveling pants as we explore the globe in search of five of the most interesting wildlife habitats and their inhabitants. Meet live animals, make dioramas, and compare the global habitats to our local ones.

    Register Now blue
  • Time Travelers - August 21-25

    $225

    Welcome Time Travelers! Embark on an adventure exploring Buffalo’s beginnings with crafts, games, and stories of Seneca Indian heritage, shipyards and railroads. Join in an archaeological dig, make tools, and create your very own time capsule to take home.

    Register Now blue
  • Enchanted - August 28 - Sep 1 - SOLD OUT

    $225

    THIS CAMPS IS SOLD OUT. Turn on your imagination and enter a world of myth and magic. Join in investigating the nature of your favorite imaginative beasts, create a terrarium and field guide to care for them, and discover how they have been inspired by real and wild creatures.