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

FEATURED EVENTS

Knox Farm BioBlitz

Calling all community scientists, naturalists and nature enthusiasts! We need YOUR help for our first ever Knox Farm BioBlitz! Teams will set out to identify and document as many living organisms in the park as possible over 14 hours. With over 600 acres we need your help! Teams will focus on groupings to include: Birds, Invertebrates, Plants, Mammals, Reptiles/Amphibians and Fungi. Call 716-549-1050 or email event coordinator at Matthew.Nusstein@parks.ny.gov to sign-up for a field team and time slot.
Dates: 
08/22/2020
08/23/2020
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Organization:

Knox Farm State Park

Location:

437 Buffalo Road
East Aurora, NY, 14052
United States

Phone:

(716) 549-1050

Family Open Class at the Ninja Warrior Academy

We are pleased to announce a new offering called 'Family Open Class' that will temporarily replace Family & Kids Open Play sessions. Classes will be capped at 30 participants and coaches will be on the floor to help with tips and techniques as needed. NOTE: This class does NOT follow the ninja band curriculum, which offers more hands-on instruction and skills training. No membership is required, but Ultimate Members can reserve slots at no cost ahead of time. Non-members can participate in the 60-minute class for $15 and the 90-minute class for $20, so this is a great program for you to invite friends to!
Dates: 
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
08/21/2020
Fridays: 4:30 - 6 pm; Saturdays: 10:30 - 12, and 6:30 - 7:30 pm
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Location:

4691 Transit Road
Williamsville, NY, 14221
United States

Phone:

716-276-3491

Re-Opening Weekend at the Burchfield Penny: FREE ADMISSION

After five months of temporary closure, the Center will kick-off its post-quarantine season with seven new exhibitions. Museum hours of operation have been adjusted to allow ample time to sanitize after hours. For three days each weekend, Friday - Sunday, the Center will be open to the general public 11 AM - 4 PM; early entry hours, 10 AM -11 AM, are reserved for those at increased risk, including seniors, as well as members and first responders. Thanks to the generosity of M&T Bank, admission will be free for all for a limited time. The Burchfield Café and the Museum Store will be open during hours of operation.
Dates: 
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
08/16/2020
11 am - 4 pm
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Location:

1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
United States

Phone:

716-878-3156

Buffalo River History Tour

Join us for a 90-minute narrated Buffalo River history tour! Hear the story of the Erie Canal, Buffalo’s history as the largest grain port in the world, and experience the nation’s largest collection of standing grain elevators from just a few feet away. Come travel along the waterway that made Buffalo one of the biggest and richest cities in the world while you gaze up at the magnificent structures that drove its growth. Hear the stories of Buffalo’s scoopers — residents and immigrants alike — who worked the docks and mills, feeding the nation and the city’s Gilded economy. Tours will have a maximum capacity of 40 guests. All customers will be required to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask throughout the tour.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
offered several times daily beginning at 10:30 am
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Location:

One Naval Park Cove Central Wharf
Buffalo, NY, 14202
United States

Phone:

716) 796-4556

DIGITAL Turn Up at Love Field

This year, you can take flight from home! Dallas City of Learning takes you behind the scenes for all of your favorite exhibits at the Frontiers of Flight Museum and Dallas Love Field. You'll hear from experts the history of flight, how the airport really works, and get to do some hands-on activities from home!
Dates: 
08/15/2020
11am- 12pm CENTRAL
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

(214) -350-3600

Artpark Drive-In Film: The Goonies

Free Community Night Brought to You by T-Mobile! To obtain your free vehicle ticket, click the link below and enter code: TMOBILE5G. Quantities are limited. One ticket covers everyone in your vehicle. Concessions are available for purchase on site, and you are permitted to bring your own snacks.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
Gates open at 6:30 pm; film begins at 7:30 pm
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Organization:

Artpark

Location:

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

Phone:

716.754.9000

VIRTUAL EVENT: Streaming | Cosmic Coffee, Cup No. 20 | Into the Archives - August 13 at 9am Pacific from Lowell Observatory

Cosmic Coffee explores a different topic in astronomy or planetary science each week. This week, Lowell Observatory Archivist and Librarian Lauren Amundson gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the Putnam Collection Center (PCC), which houses the observatory’s archives. She’ll walk us through the different collections and exhibit areas throughout the PCC, and show us the delicate process of preparing new items for preservation and storage.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
12pm EDT / 11am CDT / 10am MDT / 9am PDT / 8am AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

928/774/3358

Social Distance Dig at Penn Dixie

Bring your family on a treasure hunt at Penn Dixie! Hunting for fossils is a great way to stay safe while getting out of the house and into the sunshine. We've modified our operations to keep everybody safe as we slowly re-open our communities. Advance booking required for all nonmembers and members visiting for the first time. Tickets are limited. Nonmembers and members enjoy unlimited time at the park during normal business hours. All first time visitors will receive a safety briefing followed by an introductory tour. The first tour is 9:15 am; subsequent tours held every 30 minutes. The final tour is 2:45 pm and the park closes at 4:30 pm.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/15/2020
08/16/2020
9 - 4:30; Advance booking required for non-members
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Location:

4050 North St
Blasdell, NY, 14219
United States

Phone:

(716) 627-4560

NEW! Online Art Club from SCERA Art Studios

Based in Orem, Utah, SCERA Art Studio is now offering twice-weekly 90-minute drawing or painting classes featuring different techniques and subjects on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5-:6:30pm MST. Students can take one class or as many as they'd like for just $7.00 per class and join via a streaming link live or we record it so they can watch and learn at their convenience. Uses mostly household items.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/18/2020
08/20/2020
7pm EDT / 6pm CDT / 5pm MDT / 4pm PDT / 3pm AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

801.225.ARTS (2787)

Level 1 Meisner Acting Class Acting Naturally

See if Acting is from you. Learn from the Master who studied with The Master, Sanford Meisner. Start your career or develop a rewarding hobby.
Dates: 
08/16/2020
08/23/2020
08/30/2020
6:00 to 7:00 pm
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Location:

222 Greenwich Ave
Goshen, NY, 10924
United States

Phone:

8458208700

Kids Eat Free at The Melting Pot

During Summer vacation, why not bring the kids in for some fondue fun? Receive one complimentary three course kids' meal (12 & under) with the purchase of an adult four-course meal. Kids' meal includes any cheese fondue, an entree of teriyaki sirloin, all natural breast of chicken and shrimp, and any chocolate fondue from our dessert menu. (A $22.95 value!) Reservations are required for this special. Please mention "Kids Eat Free" when making your reservation. Limit one free kid's meal per adult meal purchased.
Dates: 
08/16/2020
all day
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Location:

ONE WALDEN GALLERIA DR. Walden Galleria
BUFFALO, NY, 14225
United States

Phone:

716-685-6358

Visit Sky High Adventure Park at Holiday Valley

Welcome to Holiday Valley's most exciting outdoor adventure, Sky High! Located near the Tannenbaum Lodge at the western end of Holiday Valley, Sky High offers an Aerial Park, a Climbing Forest, a Mountain Coaster and Gem Mining! From late summer through early fall we also offer chairlift rides. We've taken several measures to sanitize, decrease touch points, and allow for proper social distancing at Sky High.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
varies, check website
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Organization:

Holiday Valley

Location:

Route 219 PO Box 370
Ellicottville, NY, 14731-0370
United States

Phone:

716.699.3904

Youth Level 1 Meisner Acting Class (8-12) from The Academy of Film Television Stage and Performing Arts

The Academy of Film Television Stage and Performing Arts is offering a 4 Class Summer Session Level 1 Class for Youth Ages 8 through 12 in the renowned Meisner Acting Technique. They will learn the basics from a Master who studied with The Master, Sanford Meisner himself. Classes will be on Saturdays commencing August 15, 2020 at 11:00 am. If you miss a class, a make up will be arranged.
Dates: 
08/15/2020
08/22/2020
08/29/2020
11 AM Eastern
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

(845) 294-7500

Virtual Event: Get Organized for Distance Learning (Gr 6-8)

Feeling frazzled? Join us to discover ways for your family to get organized for work and school! ​We will discuss a variety of options for physically organizing work spaces, decreasing paper clutter, improving work and learning environments, increasing student independence, and creating a calmer atmosphere for your family. This is a Virtual Live Workshop on Zoom for middle school parents. Limited to 10 Registrants: Participation is encouraged!
Dates: 
08/22/2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM · CDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

(832) 781 - 0353

Golden Mummies at the BMS

Golden Mummies of Egypt examines hopes and fears about the afterlife when Egypt was part of the Greek and Roman worlds (c. 300 BC-200 AD). The exhibition consists of over 100 key objects from the Manchester Museum’s world-class collection, including eight mummies, as well as masks, coffins, jewelry and sculpture. Blending Egyptian, Roman and Greek imagery, the strikingly lifelike painted mummy portraits are among the most haunting images from the Ancient World. Using interactive CT scan technology, Golden Mummies of Egypt reveals stories hidden beneath the wrappings, but also questions why we are fascinated by mummies and what they might tell us about ourselves.
Dates: 
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
08/16/2020
10 am - 6 pm Wed.: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Thurs. – Sun.: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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Location:

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
United States

Phone:

(716) 896-5200

Saturdays in the Park at Niagara Falls State Park

It's Saturday, and there is nothing better than a morning walk on Goat Island! Enjoy the views and listen to some fun facts and stories about the oldest state park in the country. For information and registration call (716) 282-5154.
Dates: 
08/15/2020
10 am - 12 pm
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Location:

332 Prospect St
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
United States

Phone:

(716) 278-0337

VIRTUAL EVENT: Join our Virtual Birthday Party! - August 15 at 3pm Eastern from Toronto Zoo

Help the Toronto Zoo celebrate its 46th Birthday with our FREE virtual Birthday Party Live on Saturday, August 15th at 3:00 pm! Join Toronto Zoo CEO Dolf DeJong, Mayor John Tory, Dwayne De Rosario founder of the DeRo Foundation, Toronto Zoo staff, and some very special animals visitors as we celebrate your Zoo turning 46!
Dates: 
08/15/2020
3pm EDT / 2pm CDT / 1pm MDT / 12pm PDT / 11am AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

416-392-5929

Artpark Fairy House Festival

Artpark's 10th annual Fairy House Festival will be modified to include contact-free activities and feature a walk through tour of artist and community-created fairy houses*, winding through the Artpark woods. Enjoy the whimsical and enchanting Artpark Fairies and roaming musicians with new costume creations by Uta Bekaia. Visitors are encouraged to join the celebration and come dressed up as a fairy or other favorite mystical character. Even wear a colorful decorated face mask! In order to adhere to current social gathering / distancing guidelines, we request that interested attendees RSVP in advance for timed admission.
Dates: 
08/15/2020
12 - 4 pm
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Organization:

Artpark

Location:

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

Phone:

716.754.9000

Virtual Summer Camp - Flash, Zap, Shazam! - Chastain Arts Center

Explore the art of Roy Lichtenstein, Hebru Brantley, and KAWS. Create your own cartoons, comics, action figures, stories, heroes, & heroines. Upper level students will learn drawing and composition techniques as they create narratives.
Dates: 
08/17/2020
08/18/2020
08/19/2020
9:30am EDT / 8:30am CDT / 7:30am MDT / 6:30am PDT / 5:30am AKDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

404-252-2927

Magic Magic Adventure Camp

Get ready to take an amazing adventure into the exciting world of magic. Learn how to read people’s minds, make money appear out of nowhere and make objects levitate just to name a few!More importantly, kids learn social skills during this time of social distancing! Each day, campers will open up one of their top-secret envelopes and will be taught by a super fun LIVE interactive instructor. Every class is filled with games, physical challenges made to get campers moving AND magic tricks that w
Dates: 
08/17/2020
08/18/2020
08/19/2020
We have morning, afternoon and evening sessions available,
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

516 528 1118

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 - 3 pm hours, on Thursday nights, we will reopen from 4 - 7 pm! Appropriately spaced outdoor seating will be available and food trucks will include lloyd's Taco Truck, Fat Bob's Smokehouse and Community Beer Works! Grub it up! Admission to the Gardens must be purchased in advance.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/20/2020
08/27/2020
4 - 7 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

7168271584

Accessible Outdoor Exploration at Evangola

Visit beautiful Evangola State Park and join us for a relaxing sidewalk tour to experience and enjoy the park's natural charm. People of all ages and abilities are welcome! For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Dates: 
08/20/2020
10 - 11 am
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Organization:

Evangola State Park

Location:

10191 Old Lake Shore Road
Irving, NY, 14081
United States

Phone:

716-549-1802

Dining at Dusk at the Botanical Garden

Join us for dinner on our front lawn! This is a great date night idea that is socially distant with a relaxed outdoor dining feel. Enjoy the amazing summer weather, live music from Brother James and a delicious boxed dinner from Rich's Catering. Reserve your socially distanced space on our front lawn today! Bring a blanket, chairs and your family for a delightful and relaxing evening. This is outdoor dining at it's best!
Dates: 
08/22/2020
5 - 7 pm
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Location:

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

Phone:

7168271584

FREE Teachers College, Columbia University Webinar How to Set Up Your Home for Learning & Creativity this Fall & Beyond....12:00 p.m. EDT

As we head back to school this fall (in person and/or virtually), it is time to revisit children’s study spaces and routines. With purposeful intention, parents and guardians can create optimal learning spaces that inspire creativity and fun. Whether you’re in tight quarters or have room to spare, this lunch and learn hour with Karen Aronian (Ed.D ’15) will give you actionable ideas, resources, and an inspired outlook on how to rethink your child’s education at home. Come what may, Dr. Aronian will empower and prepare you to take on the upcoming school year with confidence. Date: Thursday, August 13 Time: 12:00 p.m. EDT
Dates: 
08/13/2020
12:00 p.m. EDT
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

914.222.3126

Niagara Climbing Center is OPEN to Members (old and NEW)

Niagara Climbing Center is a place for more than training and fitness, it’s a place for community. It’s quite easy to make friends here. Come hang out longer-term, we’d love to have you. We offer month-to-month memberships, meaning no long-term commitment.
Dates: 
08/13/2020
08/14/2020
08/15/2020
M - F: 3 - 9 pm; Weekends: 12 - 6 pm
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Location:

1333 Strad Ave
North Tonawanda , NY, 14120
United States

Phone:

716-695-1248

Virtual Event: King Lear: Free Shakespeare at Home

The latest in virtual theater, live and in your home. What happens when the leader of a nation divides the country and then renounces political responsibility, but not personal power?
Dates: 
08/15/2020
08/16/2020
08/22/2020
Saturday Shows: 7:00pm-10:00pm, Sunday & Monday Shows: 4:00pm-7:00pm
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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Online
Online, NY, .
United States

Phone:

(415) 558-0888