Halloween at the Buffalo Zoo (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

The Buffalo Zoo Halloween event.  This year it’s all new – “Spooktacular Days!”

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Zoo Will Debut New Halloween Event                                                 

Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 3 2014) – Tickets are now available for Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo, a new Halloween event debuting this year.

Spooktacular Days will replace Howl-o-ween Hayrides at the Zoo.

Spooktacular Days at the Buffalo Zoo will take place on October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, & 26. Activities will run from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Fridays, and 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, giving families the option to participate during either daytime or evening hours.

For the cost of regular Zoo admission, plus an additional $5, guests can partake in activities including indoor treat stations, Halloween-themed games, and free train and carousel rides. The experience will conclude with the fall favorites of donuts and apple cider.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit www.buffalozoo.org or call (800) 838-3006.

The event is designed to be fun and friendly rather than frightful. Spooktacular Days offer an early, safe, and fun Halloween experience for children of all ages!

Discovery Camps at the Buffalo Museum of Science – Columbus Day!

Columbus Day Camp at the Buffalo Museum of Science!

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Our Discovery Camp program at the Museum and Tifft Nature Preserve offer quality counselors, a variety of educational themes and most of all – fun! All of our head counselors hold teaching certificates or have an advanced education in science, and many of our assistant counselors are pursuing education degrees. With competitive prices, extended care options and unique, easily accessible locations, we make your camp experience easy, affordable and edu-taining.

Medical & Photo Release Form will need to be submitted prior to your child attending camp.

Making It!

The Makeshift workshop will hold a one day camp for making. Kids can try their hand at designing, building and tinkering with some of our best projects over the last year of making. Projects include 3D printing, circuits, and model building.
Date: Monday, October 13
Time: 
9am-4pm
Ages: 
10 and up
Price: $50 non-members, members save 10%
Registration Deadline: September 24

Haudenosaunee Culture

Explore the culture of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) people in this hands-on, immersive camp. Campers will be introduced to some of the customs, foods, language, and history of the indigenous people of New York State.
Date: Monday, October 13
Time: 9am – 4pm
Ages: 5-10
Price: $40 non-members, members save 10%
Registration Deadline: September 24

Kids Day at the Botanical Gardens (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

FREE admission for kids 13 and under at the Botanical Gardens!

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Kids Day at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on October 13th from 10am-2pm!

Columbus Day!  Celebrate Kids Day at the Gardens with FREE admission for kids ages 4-12.  Stop by the Wegmans Family Garden and stations throughout the Gardens to participate in fun activities and meet some of the amazing plants that live here!

Tifft Nature Preserve Events for October

(reader submitted events)

Wilderness Survival Skills 

Saturday, October 4 1-4 PM for Ages 8-18

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14203

Can you survive in a Hunger Games post-apocalyptic world? Ditch technology for a day and hone your wilderness survival skills of finding food, water, shelter, and more during an introductory hands-on outdoor workshop. For ages 8-18. Non-Members: $8. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp 

Monday, October 13 from 9:30-11:30 AM for Ages 3-5

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Enjoy an autumn morning exploration at Tifft with your little tyke! Crafts, games, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child. Healthy and kid-friendly snacks provided too! Non-Members: $8 per child with adult, $4 additional children with same adult.Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Spiders, Bats & Snakes, Oh My! 

Sunday, October 19 from 2-4 PM from Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Media loves to portray spiders, bats and snakes as creepy crawlies that are not so nice, but everything in nature has a good side. Join us as we discover the facts (and fiction) about some of these not-so-beloved creatures! Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

New Moon Nocturnal Walk 

Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-8 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Discover and learn about Tifft’s nocturnal wildlife on the night of the new moon. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Afterschool Creepy Crafts 

Thursday, October 30 from 4-5:30 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

They Fly! They Crawl! They can be kind of spooky! Come learn about some our favorite creepy nature friends and make some fun take-home crafts. Non-Members: $5 (adult free with paid child). Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Autumn Fairy Garden (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Make your own miniature garden with fairies and gnomes!

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Autumn Fairy Garden at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens on October 5th, 2014 at 9am.  Register in advance!

Kids ages 4-12 can make their own container miniature garden for fairies and gnomes.  Using found and natural materials kids will create acorn dishes, leaf fences, seed mailboxes and more!  Add on pre-made twig furniture!  $5 additional for two pieces.

Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members

2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Festival (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

The 2nd Annual Buffalo Maritime Festival is September 19-21, 2014. Featuring the US Brig Niagara, Tug DeWitt Clinton, USCG Response Boat Medium, and our own Spirit of Buffalo! The three-day festival is sure to be fun for all-ages with boat tours, kids’ activities, food & beverage & much more! Admission is free!

This year we’re featuring Buffalo’s own Viking Lobster Co. as well as food trucks and Clinton’s Dish!

Friday September 19
Festival open 3:00 pm-8:00 pm
Time Event Details
3:00 PM* US Brig Niagara is welcomed to Canalside with a boat parade Watch from the Boardwalk as the Niagara sails into Canalside with a boat parade!

See the rest of Friday’s events (including Explore and More Children’s Museum)

Saturday September 20
Festival open 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Time Event Details
10:00AM- 6:00PM Deck tours of the US Brig Niagara Tours are $7 Adults and $5 for Children 12 & under
10:00AM– 6:00PM Tours of the Tug DeWitt Clinton & the USCG Response Boat Medium Tours of the DeWitt Clinton and Medium are FREE
10:00AM– 10:00PM Food vendors, Beer garden open
10:00AM– 5:00PM Buffalo Saturday Artisan Market Shop nearly 30 local artisans and enjoy live music & entertainment on the Boardwalk!
11:00AM– 5:00PM Kids maritime crafts & face painting Enjoy arts & crafts on the Dart Lawn for FREE
11:00 AM Boat Building Demonstration Join the Buffalo Maritime Center in the Historic Ruins for free boat building demos!
1:00 PM Children’s Maritime Parade Prizes for best costumes & goodie bags for the first 100 participants! For more details, click here.
2:00PM– 4:00PM Buffalo Maritime Chowder Competition: Red, White, & Other! The public is welcome to participate: either as a contestant or taster- only $2 for a tasting ticket! For more details, click here.
3:30PM– 4:30PM Children’s musical performance: Susie Rozler Susie Rozler performs the “Erie Canal Show” on the Dart Lawn- FREE!

See the rest of Saturday’s events.

See Sunday’s events.

 

 

Tifft Nature Preserve Events for September

(reader submitted events)

Wellness Walk 

Thursday, September 4 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM for All ages

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Join our long-time volunteers for a healthy outdoor walk on our beautiful and accessible trails! Offered everyThursday all year. $2.00 per person donation appreciated.  Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

 Trek Tifft 

Sunday, September 7 from 2-3:30 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a guided outdoor walk! Offered every Sunday April through November. $2.00 per person donation appreciated.  Please call 825-6397 to confirm walk will be taking place. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Beaver Basics

Sunday, September 14 from 2-3:30 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Busy beavers abound! Take a guided walk through Tifft’s beautiful marsh to explore the beaver’s habitat and investigate clues about the beaver’s adaptations, preferred foods, and life cycle. For ages 5 and up. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Fall Shoreline Cleanup 

Saturday, September 20 from 10 AM- 12 PM

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Join us for clean-up of the preserve in conjunction with the Buffalo Niagara Riverkeeper. Register your group with Riverkeeper at bnriverkeeper.org/get-involved/cleanups. Bring your own work gloves and help out! FREE. Call 825-6397 for more information. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Outer Harbor Bike and Hike 

Saturday, September 20 from 4-7 PM for All ages

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Bring along your bike for a fun bicycle tour with Buffalo Harbor State Park to Gallagher Beach and Union Ship Canal. Finish with a short hike to explore Tifft Nature Preserve’s 75-acre cattail marsh and view the sunset over Lake Erie. Participants will meet in the parking lot at Buffalo Harbor State Park. Per person: $5. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Little Tykes Mini-Nature Camp 

Monday, September 22 from 9:30-11:30 AM for Ages 3-5

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Enjoy an autumn morning exploration at Tifft with your little tyke ages 3-5! Crafts, games, outdoor investigation and more help to foster the nature explorer in your child. Healthy and kid-friendly snacks provided too! Non-Members: $8 per child with adult, $4 additional children with same adult.Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

First Day of Fall Hike 

Tuesday, September 23 from 6-7:30 PM for Families (Ages 5 and up)

Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd. Buffalo, NY  14203

Enjoy an evening hike at Tifft Nature Preserve as we officially bid summer adieu and usher in autumn. Non-Members: $5. Buffalo Museum of Science Members Save 10%. Pre-registration required. Please call 825-6397. http://www.sciencebuff.org/tifft-nature-preserve/

Buffalo International Horse Show (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

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68th Annual Buffalo International Horse Show

September 10-14, 2014

The Buffalo International Horse Show is held each year to benefit our facility and our therapeutic riding program. Thanks to the support of our exhibitors and sponsors our facility is constantly improving.

Important Spectator Information:

  • The daily time schedule will be available with the prize list.
  • Admission to the horse show is FREE, with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings after 5PM – Admission will then be $5.00/person – 100% of which benefits the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.
  • Breakfast and lunch will be available for purchase from our caterer throughout the day. Dinner will also be available on Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Parking is available on Amherst Street or behind the property on Great Arrow Drive
  • There is limited handicap access to seating – please call ahead if you need to make any special arrangements.
  • The vendor area will be open during show hours, with many wonderful items available for purchase.
  • Please leave dogs and strollers at home.

TENTATIVE TIMES FOR SPECTATORS

These are not definite times and the schedule is subject to change

Wednesday: 10AM – 2PM  (FREE admission)

Thursday: 10 AM – 2PM  (FREE admission)

Friday: 8 AM – 4 PM (FREE admission) and 5PM to 7PM  ($5 admission)

Saturday: 8 AM – 4 PM (FREE admission) and 6PM – 8PM  ($5 admission)

Sunday: 8 AM- 3 PM  (FREE admission)

Free Book Arts Classes at Locust Street Art (Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo)

Free Book Arts Classes at Locust Street Art!

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Tuesdays August 5th – October 21st / 3-5pm

Western New York Book Arts Center has teamed up with Locust Street Art to offer FREE Book Arts Classes!

Learn different bookmaking, bookbinding, and printmaking techniques in these drop-in, “make-it & take-it” classes!  A new process will be covered each class, no pre-registration is required. Ages 6 to adult welcome!

 

138 Locust St, Buffalo, New York 14204

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