Explore Buffalo promotes the discovery of the unique architecture, history, and communities of the greater Buffalo Niagara region. Our organization’s goals are educate children of Western New York about the architecture and history of Buffalo and surrounding communities.

*If you are applying for funding, Explore Buffalo must be paired with another program partner.

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Architecture & History Tours for Children

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This is a series of tours that educate children about local and New York State history through the architecture of Buffalo; as a result of the tours, students will develop an understanding of the relationship between architecture and that history. There is a core series of five tours:

1) Downtown Buffalo walking tour

2) Buffalo City Hall tour

3) Erie Canal Harbor walking tour

4) Silo City walking tour

5) Buffalo overview bus tour.

These may be supplemented by additional tours, such as Delaware Avenue or the Larkin District.

 We are also working on developing presentations on Buffalo history and architecture that could be delivered in the classroom or to a school assembly. While we believe that the best way to learn about local architecture & history is to take a field trip and see these buildings in person, we anticipate being able to offer these presentations by the fall of 2015 to supplement the tour experience. At this time a detailed description of presentation topics and the length of a series is not yet available.

Grade level: K-12

Type of Program: Field trip only (must be combined with another partner for in school residencies)

Program Session Minimum: 5 sessions

Program Session Maximum: 7 sessions

Pricing varies per residency. Please call the APL office for details, (716) 881-0917.