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Nature Next Door

Just a five-minute drive from downtown Buffalo and situated on the Outer Harbor, Tifft Nature Preserve offers 264 acres of restored habitat with five miles of trails and boardwalks.

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FEATURED EVENTS:
Feb 11

SOLD OUT! SciNight Workshop: Nature Spa Night

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Feb 15

FREE Family-Friendly Bird Walk

February 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Feb 15

SOLD OUT! Starry Night Valentine Hike

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nature Next Door

Just a five-minute drive from downtown Buffalo and situated on the Outer Harbor, Tifft Nature Preserve offers 264 acres of restored habitat with five miles of trails and boardwalks.

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Buffalo’s Urban Sanctuary

Situated on Buffalo’s Outer Harbor, Tifft Nature Preserve is a 264-acre nature refuge dedicated to conservation and environmental education. The Preserve was created in 1972 from land purchased by the City of Buffalo for a landfill site when concerned citizens recognized the ecological importance of the site and convinced the city legislators to plan for the area’s preservation. Today, Tifft Nature Preserve maintains a natural setting. Animals from the entire region take advantage of its ponds, marshes and woodlands. It has become the urban sanctuary many people envisioned more than 20 years ago.

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Birthday Parties

Birthday Parties at Tifft

Workshops, Camps & Classes

Family, Kids, Scout and Adult Programs

Adult Programs

Valuing Nature’s Wisdom

Science & Research

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Feb 01

Cadettes: Eco Trekker

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 03

Budding Naturalists

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Feb 08

Juniors: Get Moving! Journey

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Upcoming Events

Feb 01

Cadettes: Eco Trekker

February 1 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb 03

Budding Naturalists

February 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Feb 08

Juniors: Get Moving! Journey

February 8 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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Buffalo Museum of Science

For nearly a century, the Buffalo Museum of Science has been a resource for why. Come explore, discover, wonder, reason, reflect, observe, absorb, realize, dream, and – most important – question. Find why at the Buffalo Museum of Science!

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