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

Celebrate your child's birthday at Tifft Nature Preserve!

Birthday parties at the Preserve are very popular! We suggest making your reservation two months in advance, to ensure the date you wish is available for your child’s party.

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Featured Party Theme

BUG HUNT BIRTHDAY PARTY

FOR AGES 3+ | AVAILABLE IN SPRING AND SUMMER

Encourage the backyard explorer in your child with this insect-inspired birthday party. Armed with sweep nets and bug jars, party-goers will explore the world of insects up close as we venture throughout the different habitats at Tifft on a bug scavenger hunt.

Birthday Party Themes

Nature Scavenger Hunt

Age 3+ | Year Round
Party goers will participate in an outdoor sensory exploration of the preserve. Feel and smell the plants, listen to the call of Tifft while opening your child’s eyes to the natural wonders around them..

Fairy Houses

Age 3+ | Year Round
Nature is full of lots of surprises –maybe even fairies! Party goers will be able to build a house in the woods for Tifft’s fairies and nature’s friends to visit. The simple challenge of creating a fairy house gives children a unique activity that encourages them to go outside and connect with the natural world, nurturing care and respect for the environment. Please have children wear clothes that can get dirty.

Creature Feature

Age 3+ | Year Round
Learn more about one of your favorite local animals during this fun-filled program concentrating on the Tifft animal of your choice. Animals to choose from include, but are not limited to: beaver, rabbit, deer, fox, woodchuck, coyote, turkey, songbirds, reptiles and amphibians (summer offering), insects (summer offering), and fish (summer offering). Party goers will explore Tifft in search of their featured creature and participate in other animal-specific activities.

Bug Hunt

Age 3+ | Spring/Summer
Encourage the backyard explorer in your child with this insect-inspired birthday party. Armed with sweep nets and bug jars, party-goers will explore the world of insects up close as we venture throughout the different habitats at Tifft on a bug scavenger hunt.

Scales and Slime

Age 3+ | Spring/Summer
If turtles, snakes, frogs and toads make your birthday kid smile, then this is the party for you. Party goers will explore the outdoors and be amazed at the cool adaptations these critters have for their unique lifestyles.

Bait and Bobbers

Age 7+ | Spring/Summer
At Tifft, Lake Kirsty is a unique place to hold your child’s next birthday party. We’ll provide you and your guests with fishing gear (poles, bait, etc.), teach you some basic fishing techniques and let you try your hand at a special slippery, slimy delight!

WSI: Winter Scene Investigation

Age 3+ | Fall/Winter
Venture outdoors and enjoy a favorite winter activity-snowshoeing* while looking for signs of animals at Tifft. Party goers will hit the trails and discover wonders of winter throughout Tifft as they trek on wooden snowshoes* and try to figure out who’s been hanging around this winter. *Weather dependent

Availability

Saturdays & Sundays


We suggest making your reservations early as availability is limited.


To book your party today, call 716.825.6397. Birthday parties are also available at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Fees:

NEW PRICING!

  • $150 for 15 children, 10 adults.
  • Additional children are $10 each (30 children max).
  • Additional adults are $5 each
  • Parties greater than 15 children (no more than 30 total) will require an extra facilitator for the additional cost of $50.
  • Buffalo Museum of Science Members receive a 15% discount off the $150 base price.

Program Cost Includes:

  • Two hour room rental
  • One hour interactive experience
  • Party set-up/clean-up (tablecloths included)
  • Reusable plates, bowls, cups and utensils
  • Refrigerator/freezer storage space

For Your Convenience

  • Theme-related craft available at an additional charge. Call for options.
  • One hour interactive experience
  • Party guest parking is permitted next to the Visitor Center (please provide your guests with this information.)

Be sure to check out Birthday Party packages available at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Click here to view our cancellation policy.