Things to do in BUFFALO with kids

New York State is SO diverse that there are always great places to visit with the kids, and Buffalo should be on every family’s list to visit! It’s a great area of New York State, and the family fun comes in all sorts, for kids of all ages!

Buffalo Zoo is a great place to watch the majestic lions roam, or the giraffes play. Kids can explore the incredible exotic plants with Buffalo Botanical Gardens, or journey through the the incredible natural world and sciences at the Buffalo Museum of Science.

Helicopters, army tanks, and really cool jets? Must be the Naval Military Park! Great for kids to learn all about some pretty fascinating history.

There are great family fun activities for those active kids, like the Pole Position Raceway where kids can go up to 20mph, and there is even the super sweet Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum where kids can try out the vintage rides! 

Don’t get they city mixed up with the big, furry animals that roam the country! They have the same name, but we have a feeling the city is more fun to play with!

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  • Naval Military Park

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    (1 miles) Buffalo

    Explore vast halls of military heritage and history plus see historic vessels including military heliopters, a tank, armed personnel carrier, several jets and a patrol boat as well as 3 full naval ...

  • Buffalo Museum of Science

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    (2 miles) Buffalo

    Fun interactive stations with play themes focusing on a variety of science-based concepts, including energy, space, weather, light, and the environment!

  • Tifft Nature Preserve

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    (3 miles) Buffalo

    264 acres of nature refuge waiting to be explored in Buffalo, New York State. Nature trails, snow shoe adventures, and lots of wildlife!

  • Albright Knox Art Gallery

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    (3 miles) Buffalo

    One of the world’s most extraordinary art collections with changing exhibitions and permanent masterpieces. An inspiring and educational trip for those cultural kids!

  • Buffalo Zoo

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    (4 miles) Buffalo

    Fascinating animal exhibits, naturalistic wildlife habitats, beautiful garden areas and year round fun, adventure and history in Buffalo!

  • The Buffalo Botanical Gardens

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    (5 miles) Buffalo

    A huge national historic site full of nature's treasures, with a special section for kids to get hands-on, including a colourful sensory garden!

  • Pole Position Raceway

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    (6 miles) Buffalo

    offers casual, tournament and event racing reaching up to 45mph for adults and approximately 20mph for kids.

  • Adventure Landing

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    (7 miles) Tonawanda

    3 unique 18 hole mini golf courses, plus over 60 games in the arcade.

  • Toddle Town A to Z

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    (9 miles) Depew

    A fun, bright, and safe Indoor Playground for kids up to 5 years old, with weekday unlimited play time!

  • Herschell Carrousel Factory Museum

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    (10 miles) Tonawanda

    Explore the history of the carrousel production industry and try out the vintage rides!

  • Martin's Fantasy Island

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    (11 miles) Grand Island

    Thrill rides including the Silver Comet rated one of the top 45 wooden coasters and loads of family rides, plus water park featuring a wave pool, lazy river and the cannon bowl and shows.

  • Niagara Aerospace Museum

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    (15 miles) Niagara Falls

    A collection of amazing artifacts from a rich aerospace and military history - including helicopters and rockets. A fascinating museum for kids in Niagara Falls, New York.

  • Explore and More Children's Museum

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    (16 miles) East Aurora

    Spark your kids' creativity, curiosity, and imagination at the region's only museum designed just for children. With cool hands-on activities, your kids can explore the world, learn about building, ...

  • Niagara Falls State Park

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    (17 miles) Niagara Falls

    One of the seven natural wonders of the world? Yes please! Experience the spray and magic of Niagara Falls, which also form the border of USA and Canada. Great family fun!

  • Rainbow Air Helicopter Tours

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    (17 miles) Niagara Falls

    Super fun helicopter tours of Niagara and Horseshoe Falls with amazing views!

  • Aquarium of Niagara

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    (17 miles) Niagara Falls

    Explore all things ocean at the Aquarium of Niagara, with feedings, shows, and wonderful creatures of the ocean ready to be explored!

  • Castellani Art Museum

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    (19 miles) Niagara University

    A great cultural resource for those kids interested in the art world. Works from contemporary artists and traditional folk arts are featured - as well as greats from Dali, Picasso, Warhol...and many ...

  • Niagara Power Project Power Vista

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    (19 miles) Lewiston

    Free self guided tour with loads of hands on educational fun learning about power, exciting demonstrations and workshops, plus visit the observation deck 350 feet above the Niagara River!

  • Lockport Cave and Underground Boat Ride

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    (22 miles) Lockport

    A fascinating and historic cave and boat tour in New York State, with mining history and geology as you explore the historic Erie Canal.

  • Darien Lake

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    (25 miles) Darien Center

    Not only a huge theme park for all ages, but a water park too! Great family fun in New York State for the whole family, with some rides that break records!

  • Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

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    (31 miles) Varysburg

    Tours, safaris and sleigh rides to take you over 2 miles of trails with new animals and unexpected sights at every turn. Unpredictable and exciting for children in New York State!

  • Browns Berry Patch and Barnyard Adventure

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    (47 miles) Waterport

    Features include huge jumping pillows, swings, a sandbox, playhouse, stand-up teeter totter, water tables, straw bin, rope maze, duck races, pedal cars, giant sandbox and trike track, plus catch a ...

  • Midway Park

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    (55 miles) Bemus Point

    Patrons can take a nostalgic ride on the vintage carousel, play a game of mini golf, take a spin on the tilt-a whirl, ride the go-karts and bumper boats or watch their children enjoy themselves on ...

  • National Museum Of Play

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    (67 miles) Rochester

    The National Museum of Play is the only collections-based museum in the world devoted solely to play!

  • Seneca Park Zoo

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    (67 miles) Rochester

    An expansive zoo experience with a friendly local park feel, top exhibits include the penguin pool, the cougar viewing tunnel and the rare white rhinos.

  • Jump Club

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    (67 miles) Rochester

    Kids can bounce, climb, explore, slide and most importantly JUMP on larger than life inflatables in this fun and colorful New York State indoor play center!

  • Seabreeze Amusement Park

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    (72 miles) Rochester

    A family fun amusement and watermark overlooking Lake Ontario filled with roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and a whole waterpark for every one to enjoy.

  • Sports Academy Victor

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    (76 miles) Victor

    Sports Center, Fun Center, Batting Cages and turf field. Sports Academy has an amazing after school program for the Victor School District, offers great Cheer and Gymnastics lessons and teams, has a ...

  • Erie Maritime Museum Flagship Niagara

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    (80 miles) Erie

    Offering a wide range of multi-media and interactive exhibits coupled with interpretive programs, vividly illustrating Niagara's history and the region's rich maritime heritage.

  • Experience Childrens Museum

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    (81 miles) Erie

    Come explore over 55 hands-on exhibits in a "please touch" environment that teaches children and adults the natural sciences, social studies, arts, and life experiences. A balance between education ...

  • Erie Zoo

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    (82 miles) Erie

    11 beautifully themed and landscaped gardens, plus nearly 400 animals representing 100 species with self guided or ranger led educational tours. Carousel and train ride also available.

  • Roseland Waterpark

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    (82 miles) Canandaigua

    3 fantastic and very different slides, a giant varying wave pool, whole family white water rafting, and a smaller kids' section with 6 smaller waterslides, a dozen water cannons and a 1,000 gallon ...

  • Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort

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    (84 miles) Erie

    Don’t let the weather spoil your vacation plans, Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park Resort located in Erie, Pennsylvania is one of the Top Ten Water Park Resorts in North America according to Water ...

  • Presque Isle State Park

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    (84 miles) Erie

    Opportunities here for kayaking and fishing, biking, hiking, nature trails and twitching, plus winter activities include ice boating, ice and wind skating or cross country skiing.

  • Waldameer Park and Water World

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    (84 miles) Erie

    A family friendly theme and water park with roller coasters too! Best bit? It's FREE to enter! Just pay and ride.