Field Trips: K-12

Explore Buffalo Field Trips provide exciting opportunities for your students. Get into the sunshine to explore in person all the history that makes Buffalo unique! Consider the following tours for your K-12 students; go to this page for High School and College Groups.

For more information, please contact School Tour Coordinator Lori DeMaria at 716-245-3032 ext. 204 or lori@explorebuffalo.org


Best of Buffalo 
Available May-October

This tour takes students through the heart of downtown Buffalo. Students will see the exterior of City Hall, Niagara and Lafayette Squares, the Ellicott Square Building, and more! When available, your class can ride the Metro Rail from the Ellicott Square Building to Lafayette Square.

Cost: $7 per student
Recommended for grades 3 and above 

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Canalside with the Buffalo Heritage Carousel 
Available May-October

This tour takes your students through the vibrant Canalside area to discuss the history of Buffalo’s waterfront, the Erie Canal, and present-day Canalside. Your students will love the opportunity to ride on the animals and get an informative mini-presentation by the Buffalo Heritage Carousel staff!

Cost: $8 per student
Recommended for grades K-12
This tour is fully accessible 

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City Hall
Available Year-Round: Limited to groups of 50 students

This interior walking tour introduces students to the diverse and meaningful art throughout this Art Deco masterpiece, as well as discussing different branches and responsibilities of government. Enjoy taking your class up to the observation deck for an amazing view! (Weather permitting)

Cost: $7 per student
Recommended for grades 3 and above

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Silo City Ground
Available May-October

A unique interior and exterior walking tour where students learn the importance of grain elevators, the Erie Canal, industrialization, the history of Buffalo’s waterfront and grain industry, and more!

Cost: $10 per student
Limited to grades 5 and above

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For more information, please contact School Tour Coordinator Lori DeMaria at 716-245-3032 ext. 204 or lori@explorebuffalo.org