Kids Activities in the Buffalo New York Area | Kids Out and About Buffalo

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Visit the Farm this Spring! at Kelkenberg Farm

This spring, beginning May 1, we have regular hours for you to visit the farm! The farm will be open through at least the end of June, Wednesday through Sunday. Pre-purchasing tickets is HIGHLY recommended to make sure you have a spot! Timed ticketing helps us keep everyone spaced out!! Please try to arrive on time! Once you arrive, you can stay as long as you need! Tickets are rain or shine, NO REFUNDS OR CHANGES. You must attend the day and time your original ticket is purchased for.
Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/13/2021
05/14/2021
Wed-Fri, 10 am - 1 pm (arrival times) Saturday 10 am - 3 pm (arrival times) Sunday 11:30 am - 3 pm (arrival times)
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Location:

9270 Wolcott Rd.
Clarence Center, NY, 14032
United States

Phone:

716-741-4862

Garden & Grub Thursdays at the Botanical Garden

Experience the Botanical Gardens after hours and grab a bite to eat! In addition to our 10 am - 4 pm hours, on Thursday nights, we will be open until 7pm! Appropriately spaced outdoor seating will be available and food trucks will include Lloyd's Taco Truck and Fat Bob's Smokehouse. E-TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for all visitors, including members, due to capacity limitations. Walk-ins may be turned away if capacity is surpassed. To maintain our capacity limit and the safety of both visitors and staff, we encourage visitors to limit their visit to 1-1.5 hours. Please arrive with your E-tickets ready to be scanned and have your ID available.
Dates: 
05/13/2021
05/20/2021
05/27/2021
4 - 7 pm
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Location:

2655 South Park Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14218-1526
United States

Phone:

7168271584

Toddler Time - What is a Nest? at Beaver Meadow

Bird nests are so interesteing to learn about. We'll read a story about nesting, examine some nests up close, and build nests of our own out of natural materials. Of course, a snack is also included! Ages 2-4 as a guideline. If you are not currently a Buffalo Audubon Member, consider joining today! You can join during the registration process for this program and then enjoy the member pricing for the program!
Dates: 
05/18/2021
10 am
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Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228

Warbler Walk at Reinstein Woods

Search through Reinstein Woods during the warbler migration to find these colorful birds. Bring binoculars if you have them. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
9 am
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Location:

93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY, 14043
United States

Phone:

716-683-5959

We're Doin' It Country Music Festival: A Drive-In Music Experience with the WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association

Load up the car and head to Alexander to enjoy a fun Country Music Festival! Concessions will be available and covid protocols will be in place. Gates open at 5:30. Tickets are limited so please pre-purchase by following the link on the website.
Dates: 
05/22/2021
gates open at 5:30 pm
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Location:

10294 Gillate Rd PO Box 75
Alexander, NY, 14005
United States

Phone:

716 570-0177

Artpark Sonic Trails

For many of us, this last year's been like pushing a rock up a hill. That's why Artpark is pleased to present a summer-long experience that's more like a walk in the park ... literally! Throughout the summer at Artpark, your key to expansive horizons, endless epiphanies and sensory delights will be right in your pocket: an immersive, choose-your-own-adventure to be experienced alone or with loved ones. Artpark's Sonic Trails are site reactive audio experiences presented in a mobile app. With a hyper-local and global perspective we have brought together some of the most influential BIPOC voices in music to cultivate aural experiences exploring the unique geological and historic features of Artpark.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
05/16/2021
05/17/2021
7 am - 8:30 pm
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Organization:

Artpark

Location:

450 South 4th St.
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

716.754.9000

Streaming | National Astronomy Day 2021 - May 15 at 8:30pm AZ/PT from Lowell Observatory

On Saturday, May 15, Lowell Observatory is hosting a livestream in celebration of National Astronomy Day and the 125th anniversary of the historic Clark Telescope! Starting at 8:30pm PDT, join Lowell educators at the Clark Telescope for live looks at the Sombrero Galaxy, the first object that was observed to have Red Shift by Vesto Slipher! Lowell astronomer Deidre Hunter will discuss the Sombrero’s importance to Slipher’s research on what we know today as galaxies, her own modern-day galaxy research, and how she got interested in astronomy. You’ll also hear all about the Clark’s fascinating history and its place in popular culture.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
11:30pm EDT / 10:30pm CDT / 9:30pm MDT / 8:30pm PDT / 7:30pm AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Home Ecologist: William Pryor Letchworth & Native American History at Letchworth

Home Ecologist is a program geared towards home school families with children primarily ages 6-12. Each month will focus on a different theme. Programs are free of charge, and pre-registration is required. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the entire program. Pre-register by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center, 585-493-3682. Due to COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will follow social distancing and face covering guidelines. Face coverings are always required in all enclosed structures.
Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/18/2021
2 sessions: 10:30 am and 1:30 pm
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

585-593-3682

Opening Weekend at Six Flags Darien Lake!

Experience Western New York's most exciting theme park featuring thrilling rides, shows, and attractions when we reopen May 21. We've got big thrills, family fun, and exciting events planned for the 2021 season. It's never to early to start planning your visit! From the tip of Predator to the bottom of the Grand Carousel, there's excitement for every family member! We've implemented new COVID-19 safety measures so we can continue to bring you the thrills you expect from Six Flags. Six Flags’ comprehensive reopening plan, which the company developed in consultation with epidemiologists, meets or exceeds federal, state, and local guidelines for sanitization, hygiene, and social distancing protocols. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
Dates: 
05/21/2021
05/22/2021
05/23/2021
Friday: 5 - 9 pm; Saturday and Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm
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Organization:

Six Flags Darien Lake

Location:

9993 Allegheny Road
Darien Center, NY, 14040
United States

Phone:

585-599-4641

Artpark Art Camp

Returning this July! Four one-week sessions for ages 9-14 are available. Register today.
Dates: 
07/05/2021
07/06/2021
07/07/2021
9 am - 4 pm
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Organization:

Artpark

Location:

450 South 4th St.
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

716.754.9000

Boom Days at Silo City

Boom Days is back! The annual celebration of Spring marking the removal of the ice boom, is happening on Saturday from 3:30 to 9:30 pm at Silo City in Buffalo. All events are free and open to all, with all COVID protocols being followed. The full event will also be streamed live on the Boom Days Buffalo Facebook page. All events take place at Duende at Silo City (85 Silo City Row, Buffalo). Events are outside if weather permits, but will be moved inside in case of inclement weather. FIREWORKS at 9 pm!!
Dates: 
05/15/2021
3:30 - 9:30 pm
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Location:

200 Silo City Row
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

716-430-1154

Insects of the Night at Reinstein Woods

Some insects are much more active at night. We will discover the moths and other insects are attracted to UV lights and baited trees. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.
Dates: 
05/14/2021
7:30 pm
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Location:

93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY, 14043
United States

Phone:

716-683-5959

Healthy Kids Day- YMCA Buffalo Niagara

Following a year of social distancing, virtual school, mask wearing and endless hours of screen time, YMCA Buffalo Niagara is hosting its annual Healthy Kids Day® on Saturday, May 15, encouraging families to take a moment to help kids be kids.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
11am- 2pm
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Location:

150 Tech Drive
Amherst, NY, 14221
United States

Phone:

716-839-2543

Drive-In Movie Night with the WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association: The Goonies

Load up the car and head to Alexander to enjoy a classic movie under the stars! Concessions will be available and covid protocols will be in place. Please use the Walker Road entrance. Gates open at 5:30 and the movie starts at dusk.
Dates: 
05/14/2021
gates open at 5:30 pm
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Location:

10294 Gillate Rd PO Box 75
Alexander, NY, 14005
United States

Phone:

716 570-0177

Drive-In Movie Night with the WNY Gas & Steam Engine Association: Aladdin (original)

Load up the car and head to Alexander to enjoy a classic movie under the stars! Concessions will be available and covid protocols will be in place. Please use the Walker Road entrance. Gates open at 5:30 and the movie starts at dusk.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
gates open at 5:30 pm
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Location:

10294 Gillate Rd PO Box 75
Alexander, NY, 14005
United States

Phone:

716 570-0177

Shea’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive

Students of every experience level will study acting, voice, and dance with local teaching artists and create an original musical that they will perform on the stage of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre for a small, socially distanced, invite-only audience of family and friends. This program will occupy all three theatres on the Shea’s campus. Students will be assigned to pods of no more than 10 people. Each pod will always have a Shea’s staff member and assistant teaching artist with them. Students will wear singing masks during all rehearsals and the final performance. Perfect for grades 5 -12.
Dates: 
07/05/2021
07/06/2021
07/07/2021
9 am - 3 pm
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Location:

646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
United States

Phone:

716-829-1169

Children’s Storybook Trail at Pfeiffer Nature Center - Lillibridge

Join us once again at the Lillibridge Property for a new storybook adventure along our Storybook Reading Trail for the young readers in your life. Read the tale I am Earth: An Earth Day book for kids on the Interpretive Trail ( Griffin’s Way– an easy, .36 mi round trip trail) as you wander through our old growth hemlock forest. The storybook pages are held in place by our gentle giants for you to read as you pass by. Be sure to read both sides of the tree! See our map at the Lillibridge kiosk to find where your adventure begins. The book will be available beginning Friday, April 16th through the month of May and although the book is a great kick off to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, every day is Earth Day at Pfeiffer Nature Center so the book is a great read year round! The Lillibridge Property is located at 1974 Lillibridge Road, Portville, NY. We would love for you to share pictures and let us know how you enjoyed your visit by e-mailing naturalist@pfeiffernaturecenter.org Enjoy the wonderful outdoors! Pfeiffer Nature Center is supported by United Way funding. Pfeiffer Nature Center where science, art & nature come together.
Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/13/2021
05/14/2021
dawn - dusk
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Location:

1974 Lillibridge Road
Portville, NY, 14770
United States

Phone:

(716) 933-0187

Tickets On Sale Now For Shea's 2021-2022 Season

The New Season is About to Begin at Shea's Performing Arts Center!! Ticket Packages are now on sale for the 2021-2022 season. Performances include: Disney’s Frozen, Tootsie, Pretty Woman: The Musical, Oklahoma!, My Fair Lady, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. **photo by Sean Ryan
Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/13/2021
05/14/2021
all day
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Location:

646 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
United States

Phone:

716-829-1169

Early Morning Birding Hike at Beaver Meadow

Join Audubon Naturalist Tom Kerr for an early morning hike at Beaver Meadow. Spring migration is underway and we’ll look for some of the specialties like Hooded, Blue-winged, and Mourning Warblers that nest at Beaver Meadow. If you are not currently a Buffalo Audubon Member, consider joining today! You can join during the registration process for this program and then choose the Member pricing for the program.
Dates: 
05/15/2021
8 am
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Location:

1610 Welch Road
North Java, NY, 14113
United States

Phone:

716-457-3228

Register For Artpark Theatre Academy: School of Rock Auditions

Artpark Theatre Academy SCHOOL OF ROCK Auditions. ZOOM Auditions -- May 25, 6-9 PM. Please email susan@artpark.net to schedule a slot. We ask that you email a resume when you request an audition slot. The audition will be a song and you are also welcome to do a small dance if you want. The Artpark SCHOOL OF ROCK Theatre Academy will run from June 28-July 16, 2021 with 1 performance at the Outdoor Amphitheater on July 18. All Covid protocols will be followed. The Academy is limited to 30, and open to ages 10-18.
Dates: 
05/12/2021
05/13/2021
05/14/2021
all day
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Organization:

Artpark

Location:

450 South 4th St.
Lewiston, NY, 14092
United States

Phone:

716.754.9000

Youth Summer Art Programs

CEPA summer art programs are a blast! Students learn the art and science behind photography, experimenting in both the darkroom and computer lab. There are classes for 8-12 year olds as well as teenagers and they run for a full week, half day. There is something for everyone, beginners as well as advanced.
Dates: 
07/05/2021
07/06/2021
07/07/2021
9am- 12pm or 1-4 pm
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Organization:

CEPA Gallery

Location:

617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY, 14203
United States

Phone:

(716) 856-2717