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.
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!