Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

April 1–18

Spring flower show

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 South Park Avenue)

buffalogardens.com, 827-1584

Enjoy a paradise of colors  and scents at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens his month, as the conservatory holds its annual show of spring bulbs. Species include hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, and an exciting new entry—pink dandelions! Another fun addition this year: Gardens After Dark continues through spring, with changing light displays to accompany the new plants. 

 


 

April 1 

April Fool’s Day Walk 

Explore some of the ways nature “fools” us on this guided walk. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

April 1– 18 

Spring Exhibit

Walk through a paradise of beautiful spring bulbs, one of the annual highlights at the Botanical Gardens. A special highlight this year: pink dandelions! Reservations required.

Daily at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens 

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

April 1–2, 6–11, 14-18

Gardens After Dark

Experience the Botanical Gardens filled with soft and colorful lighting, creating an enchanted environment for the plant collection and historic conservatory. Expect a few whimsical surprises. A spring flower theme holds until April 11; April 14–18 features Fantastic Fairies, with a larger-than-life fairy garden. Reservations required. 

6:30 p.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

April 3 

Outdoor Skills  

Build an emergency shelter from natural materials and practice navigation and fire building techniques. For adults and children ages 8 and older. Preregistration required.

10 a.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

April 8, 15, 22, 29

Virtual Program: Sustainability Lunch Talks 

Worried about being bored this school break? Watch a short presentation on winter nature play ideas and make a bucket list for your break week! Preregistration required.

Noon, livestream

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

April 10–11, 17–18, 24–25

Feed the Fish

Bring your guest or family to a popular and exclusive (limit ten guests) educational program where you can learn about the family of koi fish and then help feed them.

9:30 a.m. at Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens

(2655 S. Park Avenue)

Buffalogardens.org, 827-1584

 

April 10

Owl Prowl 

Learn about the owls that live at Reinstein Woods during a nocturnal adventure in search of them.  For adults and children ages 8 and older; preregistration required.

9 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

April 14, 21, 28

Wild Wednesdays  

Kids and their parents or caregivers can enjoy a fun hour-long outdoor activity. For grades K through 5; preregistration required.

1 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

April 30

Name that Tree

Celebrate Arbor Day by taking a hike in the woods and identifying common trees. Discover the tricks to tree identification and learn fun tree facts along the way. Preregistration required.

7 p.m. at Reinstein Woods

(93 Honorine Drive, Cheektowaga)

reinsteinwoods.org, 683-5959

 

Through April 

Tifft Nature Preserve

Trails are open daily from dawn 'til dusk.

(1200 Fuhrmann Boulevard)

tifft.org, 825-6397

 

Aquarium of Niagara

Buy timed tickets online to visit sea creatures, penguins, and more, including the new Shark & Ray Bay. Daily at 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

(701 Whirlpool Street, Niagara Falls)

Aquariumofniagara.org, 285-3575

 

Beaver Meadow Audubon Center

Explore more than thirty-six well-marked trails through eight miles of this beautiful nature preserve.  Experience the outdoors, watch wildlife and birds, or simply enjoy the beauty of a safe, private 350-acre nature center.

1610 Welch Road, Java

Buffaloaudubon.org, 585-457-3228

 

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