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

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Beaver Island Full Moon Hike: The Wolf Moon

The first full moon of the year will be our guiding light. Come along, as we explore the woods at night! For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.
Dates: 
01/28/2021
5 - 7 pm
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Location:

2136 West Oakfield Road
Grand Island, NY, 14072
United States

Phone:

(716) 282-5154

Fort Niagara's Hidden African-American History

Join us for this special tour that explores the hidden African American history of Fort Niagara. The tour will cover the topics of slavery in New France, loyalist Richard Pierpoint, the 24th Infantry Regiment at the fort in 1909 and artist Hubert Crawford who painted the mural "Lions of Cantigny" that adorns the Fort Niagara Officers Club. The tour is included in the regular admission price, OFNA members are free. The tour is limited to 18 persons (2 groups) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please RSVP to Erika at eschrader@oldfortniagara.org
Dates: 
02/06/2021
10:30 - 11:45 am
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Organization:

Old Fort Niagara

Location:

Fort Niagara State Park P.O. Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
United States

Phone:

716-745-7611

Count the Birds For Project Feederwatch!

Project FeederWatch turns your love of feeding birds into scientific discoveries. FeederWatch is a survey of birds that visit your backyard. You don’t even need a feeder! All you need is an area with plantings, habitat, water or food that attracts birds. Count your birds for as long as you like on days of your choosing, then enter your counts online. Your counts allow you to track what is happening to birds around your home and contribute to a continental data-set of bird distribution and abundance. With FeederWatch, your observations become part of something bigger than your backyard.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
all day
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Location:

420 East Main Street
Batavia, NY, 14020
United States

Phone:

(607) 254-2427

Winter Vacation Week – “Camp in a Box” at Capron Park Zoo

During this winter vacation, you and your children can enjoy daily “camp in a box” activities. Pre-registration is required. BOX 1: Snow Science BOX 2: Animal Health BOX 3: Exhibit design Box 4: Great Backyard Bird Count FEE: Members: $15/box, $50 for all four boxes Non-Members: $20/box, $70 for all four boxes
Dates: 
02/16/2021
02/17/2021
02/18/2021
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

You've Got a Friend: The Music of Carole King and James Taylor

ORIGINAL SHOW - Carole King’s Tapestry spawned four Grammy Awards, a string of hit singles and still ranks as one of the best-selling albums of all time. Recorded simultaneously with James Taylor’s Mud Slide Slim and Joni Mitchell's Blue, CenterStage honors the 50th Anniversary of this groundbreaking time in music history. Featuring Kelly Izzo Shapiro, Sarah Eide, and Jon Lewis. A special event created exclusively for JCC CenterStage.
Dates: 
02/06/2021
02/07/2021
02/08/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Buffalo Soup Fest - all MONTH long!

With the regulations and safeguards put in place to protect our friends and family around Western New York, we are unable to deliver the Soup-Fest experience you’ve loved for the last 10 years. So, we are going to try a little something different: January of 2021 will be Buffalo Soup MONTH! EVERY RESTAURANT IN WNY will be eligible and the top 15 vote-getters will receive a Buffalo Soup-Fest 21 award plaque! To Vote For Your Favorite Soup: Order soup from your favorite local restaurant. Take a photo of said soup and share it in a social media post. Make sure you share the restaurant name in the post. Make sure you share the name of the soup in the post. Use the hashtag #BuffSoupMonth in the post. Tag us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Encourage your friends to do the same! Winners will be announced via social media on "Soup Sunday" January 31st, 2021!
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
all day
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Organization:

Buffalo Soupfest

Location:

not available
Depew, NY, 14043
United States

Phone:

716-983-5062

Play With A Penguin

Sign-up for our “Play With a Penguin” program and get an exclusive enrichment session with our Humboldt penguins! Participants will be met by an animal trainer who will tell you all about our Humboldt penguins and their unique personalities. You will be able to choose from various visual enrichment items and interact with the penguins at your reserved space at the glass. You’re welcome to take as many photos as you’d like, and you will go home with your very own penguin painting. (20 minute experience) Offered at 10:30 am daily!
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
10:30 am
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Aquarium of Niagara

Location:

701 Whirlpool Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14301
United States

Phone:

716-285-3575

Public Skate At Cornerstone Arena

Public Skating is back and we've got plenty of covid safety measures put into place! At this time, each minor participant may be accompanied by only one (1) parent/guardian. Every person entering the arena (over the age of 2) must wear a protective facial covering (one which fully covers their mouth and nose) at all times while inside the arena, except while skating. Spectators will be directed to designated areas at ice level, to observe the practice and must remain in that location, socially distanced for the duration of the ice session. Dress warm! No one will be permitted upstairs, or in the warming areas. **Pre-Registration is required!
Dates: 
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
01/30/2021
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 12pm-1pm Saturdays: 1 - 2 pm and 2 - 3 pm
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Organization:

Cornerstone Arena

Location:

1 Grigg Lewis Way
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

New & Old Growth Woods Walk at Letchworth

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center for this 1 hour, 1/2 mile nature walk. Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center at (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: 
01/30/2021
1 pm
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

593-3600

Virtual Festival of Human Abilities - Jan 30 at 10am Pacific from Aquarium of the Pacific

Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for its 18th annual Festival of Human Abilities, a celebration highlighting the creative talents and abilities of people with disabilities. This year our we are presenting a virtual online festival, streaming live from the Aquarium of the Pacific. Anyone can tune in for free from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pacific time.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
1pm EDT / 12pm CDT / 11am MDT / 10am PDT / 9am AKDT
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Location:

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Ragtime Kings with the BPO (7 pm Eastern)

A combination of early Blues, French march music, and classical song, ragtime was born and bred in New Orleans. Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, and W.C. Handy are the musical innovators who created the exciting, joyous and sophisticated melodies that became the foundation for jazz and popular music of the past century, influencing other musicians including George Gershwin. Your BPO is the star of the show with step out features for our very own clarinet, trombone and trumpet soloists. Songs include The Entertainer, Maple Leaf Rag, King Porter Stomp, St. Louis Blues, and Rialto Ripples.
Dates: 
02/02/2021
7 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

CultureFest! Lunar New Year Online Event - At Penn Museum

Kickstart 2021 as CultureFest! takes over January with virtual events leading up to Lunar New Year, a festive holiday celebrated in many Asian cultures. In partnership with Send Chinatown Love.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
4:00PM-5:00PM EST, 3:00PM CST, 2:00PM MST, 1:00PM PST, & 12:00PM AKST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Once Upon A Time: An Interactive Digital Musical

Second Generation Theatre and Theatre of Youth have collaborated to create an interactive theatre experience for theatre patrons ages 5-12. ONCE UPON A TIME is a 40-minute musical presented via ZOOM. It follows traditional fairy tale characters as they learn about inner strength and becoming the heroes of their own stories. An upbeat, high energy musical with captivating melodies, ONCE UPON A TIME empowers children to proudly be themselves. **ONCE UPON A TIME requires parental participation! Parents/guardians will receive an email with information on setting up some magical items before the show for your child to discover during the performance.**
Dates: 
02/13/2021
02/14/2021
02/16/2021
varies, visit website
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Open House at St. Andrew's Country Day School

Come join us for Open House on February 6th from 11am-1pm! Schedule an appointment to safely experience a tour of the St. Andrew’s Country Day School before enrolling your child for the 2021-2022 school year. To learn more about the educational and developmental opportunities that the school provides and to schedule your appointment, please visit our website!
Dates: 
02/06/2021
11 am-1 pm
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Location:

1545 Sheridan Drive
Kenmore, NY, 14217
United States

Phone:

716-877-0422

Family Nature Walk – Frozen Bogs at Letchworth

Meet at Humphrey Nature Center for this 2 hour, 1 mile exploration. Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center at (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: 
01/31/2021
10 am
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

593-3600

S'more of Centerland Family Scavenger Hunt- Virtual

If you are looking to join us for a family-friendly scavenger hunt click the link below to register. This 45-minute event will kick-off registration.
Dates: 
02/07/2021
12 PM EST – 12:45 PM EST
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Illuminating Autism: Building Resilience at University of Washington Autism Center

Imagine being able to help children and parents navigate through the challenges of autism. Or realize that your efforts helped advance groundbreaking research to improve interventions and create new programs. Or know that your gift helped a child enjoy the simple pleasures of summer camp. The UW Autism Center’s 5th annual benefit event, Illuminating Autism, provides the opportunity to achieve all of these dreams and more. Come join our growing community of supporters to celebrate and enjoy presentations highlighting the Center’s impact while having fun and participating in live and silent auctions.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
9:30 PM EST – 11 PM EST
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Location:

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Register Today For: Drawing Health with Georgia Webber at Buffalo Art Studio

This class is offered online on February 2. Creativity can bring us health, and health can bring us sparks of creativity. In this 2-hour session, drawing exercises and health practices come together into an integrated experience. Join us to practice body awareness, drawing inner landscapes, naming and expressing emotions, and listening to your insides. All skill levels welcome! Students may use medium of choice.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
all day
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Location:

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Museum Munchkins - Every Wednesday at 9:30am Central from Kenosha Public Museum - Kenosha, WI

Get your preschooler excited about science and the world around them. Each week you’ll explore a new theme with stories, songs, and activities using pieces from our collection.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
02/03/2021
02/10/2021
10:30am EDT / 9:30am CDT / 8:30am MDT / 7:30am PDT / 6:30am AKDT
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Location:

5500 First Avenue
Kenosha, WI, 53140
United States

Phone:

262-653-4140

The Matzo Ball Diaries: Stories of Food and Family

FEATURING ORIGINAL L.A. CAST! - Laugh, cry, and discover the power of food to nourish, heal, or move us to action. From learning the secret to Grandma’s brisket, to personal stories of eating disorders, to the fascinating history of how the International House of Pancakes was started, true stories of food, culture, and community are blended together with a healthy dollop of humor for a truly delicious storytelling event...for anyone who loves to eat!
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

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Latin Heat with the RPO

Join Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik for a musical journey from the Spanish heartland to the streets of Havana and Argentina! Featuring Bizet’s Carmen Suite, de Falla’s Ritual of Fire Dances, Lecuona’s Andalucia, Tyzik’s Three Latin Dances, and more!
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
12 am - 11:59 pm
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Location:

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Novice Nature Ski Hike at Letchworth

Meet at Trailside Lodge. (1 hour, 1 mile) Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center at (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: 
01/31/2021
1 pm
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Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

593-3600

ComedySportz Goes Digital! (8 pm Eastern)

Small screen, big laughs! Amid social distancing, ComedySportz Buffalo is back in action! Watch players compete for virtual (family-friendly) comedy glory, all from the comfort of your own home! Registration is free and required through Zoom (limited to the first 100 guests). Running Time Approx 40 minutes.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
8 pm Eastern
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Location:

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Winter Tree ID at Reinstein Woods

Don’t know the difference between a spruce and a pine tree? Come learn how to ID local trees in winter. For adults and children ages 10 and older. Pre-registration required; call 716-683-5959.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
10 am
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Location:

93 Honorine Drive
Depew, NY, 14043
United States

Phone:

716-683-5959

January Storytime: Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book - Tennessee State Museum

Tennessee Storytime: "Dragon Dance, A Chinese New Year Book." The Chinese New Year starts on February 12 this year. Come read with us as we learn more about this special holiday!
Dates: 
01/29/2021
3:30 pm - 4 pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY

Snowshoe Walk at Letchworth

Snowshoes may be borrowed for this walk. Meet at the Humphrey Nature Center for this 1 hour, 1 mile snowy adventure. Pre-registration is required for each program by contacting the Humphrey Nature Center at (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: 
01/30/2021
2:30 pm
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Organization:

Letchworth State Park

Location:

1 Letchworth State Park
Castile, NY, 14427
United States

Phone:

593-3600

Family Open Class at the Warrior Factory

Coaches will be on the floor to help with tips and techniques. Recommended ages 6+ (3+ if accompanied by a participating adult). No membership is required, but Ultimate Members can reserve slots at no cost ahead of time. Non-members can participate in the 60-minute session for $15 and the 90-minute session for $20. Capacity is limited to 40 participants. Advanced registration online is strongly encouraged. Additional time slots may be added on a weekly basis. Participants ages 5 and lower must be accompanied by a participating adult.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
2:30 - 3:45 pm
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Location:

4691 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY, 14221
United States

Phone:

716-276-3491

S'mores Weekends at Spring Lake Winery

We invite you to stroll through our beautiful vineyards, don’t forget to take a few pictures to remember your day with us. While the weather outside starts cooling down, we have plenty to warm you right back up. Our Fire Pit will be roaring! Reserve your spot by selecting a date and time slot on the calendar. *These only reserve a spot by the fire for the designated time. To reserve a space in the cafe afterwards, please select the add-on and let us know if you want tastings or food from the menu. For ingredients for S'mores, select the add-on. Add-ons can be selected on the ticket page at the bottom.
Dates: 
01/30/2021
01/31/2021
02/06/2021
time slots available from 12 - 7 pm
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Organization:

Spring Lake Winery

Location:

7373 Rochester Rd.
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

716-439-5253

Public Skating at Batavia's Falleti Ice Arena

Our schedule is modified and we only allow 25 people on the ice at a time, but we're OPEN for public skating! Feel the breeze in your hair as you swoosh around the rink with your kids. All participants will be supervised when in the facility to ensure safe physical distance from others. 1 spectator is allowed per participant and they MUST wear face coverings at all times. Participants must wear masks until they take the ice.
Dates: 
01/27/2021
01/28/2021
01/29/2021
varies, see below
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Organization:

Falleti Ice Arena

Location:

22 Evans St
Batavia, NY, 14020
United States

Phone:

(585) 993-3751

Sunday Morning Bowling at Allie Brandt Lanes!

Start your Sunday off with some family fun at Allie Brandt lanes! From 10 am until noon, you can bowl for only $1.75 per game! Barriers are in place between the lanes, so every lane may be used. Face coverings must be worn except when eating or drinking. All bowling balls and shoes are sanitized after bowling. Leave all bowling balls on the racks. The bowling balls and seating area will be sanitized before the next group. Food and beverage service is allowed, but must be brought down to the lanes. Inform front desk if you would like to purchase items.
Dates: 
01/31/2021
02/07/2021
02/14/2021
10 am - 12 pm
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Organization:

Allie Brandt Lanes

Location:

6510 Lincoln Ave
Lockport, NY, 14094
United States

Phone:

(716) 433-5976

Trout Birthday Celebration – Day 1 (Virtual) - Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium - New York

Join us on Zoom to follow the lives of our fish from baby to adult, get a sneak-peek into our Hatch House, and watch a feeding frenzy in an outdoor pond!
Dates: 
01/30/2021
11 am - 12 pm
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Location:

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