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“Toss the Textbooks” Interactive Student Tour

Close up the books and get hands-on with interactive education experiences. Home to pioneers of science and trailblazers of innovation, and rich with American history, Buffalo Niagara makes learning an active experience for young minds.

Visit SkyZone Trampoline Park or Get Air for some fun and lessons on marketing and branding.

See science come alive at the Buffalo Museum of Science with interactive exhibits and workshops.

Tour Old Fort Niagara, where students can experience military living, exciting battle reenactments and musket demonstrations.

Travel back in time with interactive exhibits at the Erie Canal Discovery Center and experience a two hour ride along the historic canal in the Lockport Locks and Erie Canal Cruise.

Don’t forget a trip to the falls! Immerse yourself in the experience with the Maid of the Mist boat tour.

Take part in more than 50 interactive hydroelectricity exhibits and view the Niagara River Gorge from an observation deck at Niagara Power Project’s Power Vista.

Witness naval ships and military equipment from WWII up close at the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park.

Take a ride on the Spirit of Buffalo schooner.

Take a break at Walden Galleria. Over 200 retail stores and home to Pole Position Raceway and Fun Center.

Catch a game at Coca-Cola Field and cheer on the Buffalo Bisons.

After touring the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, experience the “History Mystery” program, where historic objects are the clues.

Enjoy the classic amusement park atmosphere at Darien Lake Theme Park & Resort or Martin’s Fantasy Island.

More options:Visit the Burchfield Penney Art Center. Located in the museum district, the center features art and artists of Western New York.

Experience life as it was in centuries past in the Pioneer Kitchen exhibit at the Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village.

Witness a performance by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and integrate the music into curriculum with lesson plans from the BPO.

Experience interactive classroom activities and guided tours at the Buffalo Zoo.

Dine and dash…to the arcade games at Dave & Busters Grand Sports Café.

See a student matinee show at the Lancaster Opera House.

Learn about lasers, infrared and radio communications, and computers at LaserTron Interactive Entertainment Center.

Take an Underground Railroad tour and see history come alive with costumed reenactors.

View the breathtaking 40 minute IMAX experience about the history of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Adventure Theater.

Theater of Youth combines convenience, culture, and curriculum enhancement. Shows are offered during school hours and corresponding lesson plans are available.

Be a part of a force of nature on the Whirlpool Jet Boat or Niagara Jet Adventures, riding the rapids of the Niagara Gorge. Then, choose from two interactive, in-depth educational programs: “Business Education” or “Niagara’s Raging Rapids.”

Things to Explore on the “Toss the Textbooks” Interactive Student Tour

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

425 Cayuga Road
Cheektowaga, NY, 14225
(716) 206-3300
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Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science

1020 Humboldt Parkway
Buffalo, NY, 14211
(716) 896-5200
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Old Fort Niagara

Old Fort Niagara

102 Morrow Plaza
PO Box 169
Youngstown, NY, 14174
(716) 745-7611
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Erie Canal Discovery Center

Erie Canal Discovery Center

24 Church Street
Lockport, NY, 14094
(716) 439-0431
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Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

Lockport Locks & Erie Canal Cruises

210 Market Street
Lockport, NY, 14094
(716) 433-6155
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Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator

Maid of the Mist Boat Tour and Observation Elevator

Niagara Falls State Park
1 Prospect Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
(716) 284-8897
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Niagara Power Project Power Vista

Niagara Power Project Power Vista

5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY, 14092
(716) 286-6661
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Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

One Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 847-1773
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Spirit of Buffalo

Spirit of Buffalo

44 Prime Street
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 796-7210
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Walden Galleria Mall

Walden Galleria Mall

1 Walden Galleria
Buffalo, NY, 14225
(716) 681-7600
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Sahlen Field

Sahlen Field

1 James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo, NY, 14203
(716) 846-2000
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Buffalo Bisons Baseball

Buffalo Bisons Baseball

Sahlen Field
One James D. Griffin Plaza
Buffalo, NY, 14203
(716) 846-2000
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site

641 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14202
(716) 884-0095
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Six Flags Darien Lake

Six Flags Darien Lake

9993 Allegheny Road
Darien Center, NY, 14040
(585) 599-4641
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Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Albright-Knox Art Gallery

1285 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14222
(716) 882-8700
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Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village

3755 Tonawanda Creek Road
Amherst, NY, 14228
(716) 689-1440
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Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY, 14201
(716) 885-5000
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Buffalo Zoo

Buffalo Zoo

300 Parkside Avenue
Buffalo, NY, 14214
(716) 837-3900
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Dave & Buster's - Walden Galleria

Dave & Buster's - Walden Galleria

1 Walden Galleria
Buffalo, NY, 14225
(716) 932-2421
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Lancaster Opera House

Lancaster Opera House

21 Central Avenue
Lancaster, NY, 14086
(716) 683-1776
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Lasertron Interactive Entertainment Center

Lasertron Interactive Entertainment Center

5101 North Bailey
Amherst, NY, 14226
(716) 833-8766
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Niagara Adventure Theater

Niagara Adventure Theater

Niagara Falls State Park Visitor Center
Prospect Street
Niagara Falls, NY, 14303
(716) 278-5040
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Theatre of Youth (TOY)

Theatre of Youth (TOY)

203 Allen Street
Allendale Theatre
Buffalo, NY, 14201
(716) 884-4400
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Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour

Whirlpool Jet Boat Tour

115 South Water Street
Lewiston, NY, 14092
(905) 468-4800
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Buffalo Technical Tour

Pioneers of all things from auto parts to beer, medicine to kazoos, we’re here to showcase our skills to every interest. Get your gears moving and generate some brain power by seeing how things are made right here in Buffalo Niagara!

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All Wright All Day

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“Toss the Textbooks” Interactive Student Tour

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Houses of Worship Tour

For generations, believers and non-believers alike have been inspired by the art enshrined in Buffalo’s houses of worship. Radiant stained-glass, paintings that have no equal, magnificent sculpture and ornamentation, handmade bricks, terra cotta and tile work—and it’s all there for you to enjoy.

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Spirit of the City Tour

Get a feel for what the Buffalo has to offer and connect to the soul of the city. Explore the city’s diverse offerings, and find the best of what each neighborhood has to offer—from the heart of downtown to the shores of Lake Erie.

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Earn Your Badges: Scout Tour

The Buffalo Niagara region is a badge-seekers paradise—scouts honor! With zoos, aquariums, parks, and preserves there are plenty of opportunities to interact with nature. Discover the history of the Buffalo Niagara region by touring one of several historical educational centers. By the time your scouts leave, their sashes will be full of badges!

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Makin’ Memories: Family Fun Tour

For kids and kids at heart, fun awaits in Buffalo Niagara. From the fireworks blasting high above the baseball diamond to the roar of lions and tigers, or a live reimagining of fairy tale favorites, we’ve got a treasure chest full of enjoyment for every member of the family.

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Spirit of the Seasons Tour

Behold winter’s majesty in true Buffalo Niagara fashion by experiencing the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season. Find gifts for your loved ones, take in the decorations presented by several of our cultural institutions, and ring in cheer with live renditions of holiday classics.

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Art, Architecture & Culture

Whether you’re seeking inspiration or jaw-dropping sights, Buffalo Niagara is home to an impressive array of cultural and architectural wonders. Be prepared to be amazed by the world-class level of craftsmanship and artful masterworks that reside in our region.

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Historical Treasures Tour

Buffalo Niagara is home to several significant historical events and figures. Discover our amazing historical institutions, ranging from the Revolutionary War era to the Civil Rights Movement. History buffs will be elated to travel through time and examine how the Buffalo region has become what it is today.

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Gardening Tour

Buffalo hosts the largest garden event of its kind in the country, and our Botanical Gardens reside in a Frederick Law Olmsted designed park—just one of several parks designed by him in the area. Prepare to be amazed by the flora and fauna of the Buffalo Niagara region!

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Nature’s Splendor Tour

Professional greenthumb? Leisurely ornithologist? Home to a legendary Frederick Law Olmsted park system and Niagara Falls State Park, Buffalo Niagara is a nature lover’s dream come true. Rolling hills, cavernous gorges, waterfront vistas, and a rich ecology combine to create the beautiful landscape of this region.