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Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

Take a tour of vibrant flora from around the world at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens’ three glass domes and twelve greenhouses! Visitors will be amazed by the dinosaur topiaries, carnivorous plants, and Ponderosa lemon trees bearing fruits the size of basketballs.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-827-1584
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Buffalo Zoo

The Buffalo Zoo boasts 1,000 animals on 23 acres, including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and animals in a children’s petting zoo. Youth groups will see exotic, endangered, and even local wildlife, enjoying a complete wildlife experience with educational tours and programs. 

GRADE LEVEL - Early Childhood, Elementary School, Middle School, High School PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Self-Guided Activities. COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-837-3900
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Aquarium of Niagara

The Aquarium of Niagara offers a range of interactive experiences and programs to help visitors learn about aquatic ecosystems. Visiting get hands-on with invertebrates, attend sea lion shows to learn about animal rehabilitation, and watch animal feedings.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo/Niagara
Niagra Falls
TEL - 716-285-3575

Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park

The Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park houses decommissioned Naval vessels, equipment, aircraft, and memorabilia. Guests on the shore of Lake Erie tour WWII warships while learning about how Buffalo helped shape the US. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, Family NEW YORK
Buffalo
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-847-1773

Buffalo History Museum

The Buffalo History Museum teaches the relevance of Buffalo and Western NY in the development of the US and world. Tours can be tailored for student groups unique interests and self guided or with Museum docents. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool, School NEW YORK
Buffalo
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-873-9644

Buffalo Museum of Science

Buffalo Museum of Science has collections pertaining to the Greater Niagara Region and the most complete record of the area in anthropology, botany, entomology, mycology, paleontology and zoology.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo
Buffalo/Niagara
TEL - 716-896-5200

Freedom Crossing

At Freedom Crossing: The Underground Railroad of Greater Niagara, groups will discover the history of the secret passage that led many slaves to freedom through exhibits, which details the history of the slaves that traveled to Canada through the Buffalo Niagara area to escape slavery. 

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo/Niagara
Niagra Falls
TEL - 716-282-7530

Niagara Aerospace Museum

Learn about Western New York’s unique aviation and aerospace heritage at Niagara Aerospace Museum at the Niagara Falls International Airport. In addition to displaying artifacts, the Museum will continue to carry out extensive educational programming.

GRADE LEVEL - Elementary School, Middle School, High School, College PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo/Niagara
Niagra Falls
TEL - 716-297-1323

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center

Niagara Gorge Discovery Center focuses on the natural and local history of Niagara Falls and Gorge. Interactive displays, a virtual elevator trip and a 180° multi-screen theater presentation of the mighty Niagara River carved the gorge and the falls over the course of more than 12,000 years.

GRADE LEVEL - All Grades PROGRAM TYPE - Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities COST - Fee GROUP TYPE - School, Scout, Camp, Homeschool NEW YORK
Buffalo/Niagara
Niagra Falls
TEL - 716-278-1070
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  • ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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  • RECREATION
    Find Buffalo/Niagra field trip ideas for adventure parks, ropes courses, ziplines, boat excursions, amusement parks, waterparks, kayaking, rafting, tubing, laser tag paintball, roller skating rinks, ice-skating rinks, mini-golf attractions, indoor amusement & recreation centers, and outdoor amusement & recreation centers.


Overnight field trips include trips to NYC, trips to Boston, trips to Philadelphia, trips to Washington, DC, trips to Chicago, trips to Atlanta, trips to Austin, and other historic cities throughout the US. Retreats are available for environmental education, team building, and recreation.

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It’s important that students and youth explore new environments, learn about other cultures, and develop an understanding of inclusivity as part of the educational process. People learn in different ways—through hearing, seeing, touching, talking, or doing. Class trips can provide a multi-dimensional learning experience. FieldTripDirectory.com can help you find the right trip for your group. A world of experiences is just a click away at FieldTripDirectory.com.

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