There’s no better time than the holidays to spend time with family and get out of the house, but just because it’s winter in Buffalo doesn’t mean there aren’t a ton of fun activities to do. Here are some activities you and your family can enjoy that are both fun and full of learning opportunities.
Check Out the Buffalo Zoo
Founded in 1875, the Buffalo Zoo is the third oldest zoo in the U.S. and is the second largest tourist attraction in Western New York. The Zoo’s featured animals include Panamanian golden frogs, long-tailed river stingrays, exotic Indian rhinos and adorable North American river otters that will keep you and your family captivated. Explore the Arctic Edge exhibit to see polar bears, witness Sulawesi crested macaques swing from branch to branch at Rainforest Falls or visit the Heritage Farm Children’s Zoo to personally interact with friendly farm animals. The zoo is a great opportunity for families to learn, explore and work off all the holiday sweets and food consumed at family dinners!
Nourish Your Kids’ Minds with the Buffalo Museum of Science (BMS)
Just because your kids are on break from school for the holidays doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities to learn and have fun discovering new things. Keep your kids’ minds engaged and nourished with the Buffalo Museum of Science. Explore BMS’s new Rethink Extinct Science studio, which features an extensive collection of fossils and specimens over 50 million years old. Interact with BMS’s Nano exhibit where you can touch and play with engineering and technologic devices while exploring the impact new innovations have on our society. Discounts for groups and tours are available. BMS’s numerous activities, exhibits and interactive features are enough to keep your family entertained and engaged all day.
Find Clues and Solve Puzzles with Lock and Key Escape Room
If you’re looking for a challenge that tests your family’s problem-solving skills and teamwork, Buffalo’s Lock and Key Escape Room is definitely the test you’ve been seeking. While most escape businesses have just one theme, Lock and Key currently has two for you to choose from; The Virus Outbreak and House of Secrets. Combine your family’s knowledge and skillset by finding the serum to a zombie virus in the bowels of a laboratory in Virus Outbreak, or put your sleuthing skills together to find a missing fortuneteller in a haunted house in House of Secrets. You have 60 minutes to solve the puzzles with a group of four to eight people in both games. These themes are subject to change, meaning you’ll find a new adventure every time you go! Contact Lock and Key Escape Room today to schedule a game for you and your family to bond over.