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Tifft in Your Classroom

Can’t come to Tifft? 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. Select programs can be facilitated indoors or outdoors in your schoolyard.

Tifft Outreach Pricing

Daytime
  • $150 for first classroom
  • $130 per additional program on same topic and day
Evening
  • $180 for first classroom
  • $160 per additional program on same topic and day

If limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $130 (daytime program) or $160 (evening/weekend program) will be added.

Classroom Outreach Programs

NEW! SCIENCE IN THE SCHOOLYARD | ALL GRADES

Nature isn’t just at nature preserves and deep wilderness areas—it’s all around us! Engage your students in STEAM activities to discover nature right in your schoolyard. Select a theme depending on the season and features of your schoolyard or neighborhood:

Nature Journaling | year-round
Math in Nature | year-round
Bug-ology | May – September

NATURE DETECTIVES | GRADES PRE-K - 5

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.

ANIMAL ARCHITECTURE | GRADES 1 - 5

Investigate real animal shelters such as bird and insect nests, small burrows and plant galls from the Tifft Education Collection. 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.

MEASURING MAMMALS | GRADES 4 - 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 5 - 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.

Capacity and Program Limit

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. If limits are exceeded, an additional fee of $130 (daytime program) or $160 (evening/weekend program) will be added. Additional mileage fee will be added for round trip travel. 

Pre-K Programs:
  • Limit: 20 Students
  • 30 – 45 Minutes
All Other Grades:
  • Limit: 30 Students
  • 45 – 60 Minutes
Book Today!

Call 716.825.6397 or email tifftreservations@sciencebuff.org