Weekly Feature



2014-09-10 / Entertainment

Family Activities

thurs. 11

The Wiggles — Join Australia’s popular children’s musical group for the Ready, Steady, Wiggle! tour, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Riviera Theatre and Performing Arts Center, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda; $. 692-2413, www.rivieratheatre.org

Wellness Walk — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a healthy outdoor walk, 10 a.m.-noon Thursday, Sept. 11, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $. Call 825-6397 to confirm walk is taking place. www.sciencebuff.org

sat. 13

The Great Pumpkin Farm’s Fall Festival — Features hayrides, midway food, games, entertainment, pumpkins, and special events each weekend, 10 a.m.-dusk daily through Oct. 31 at The Great Pumpkin Farm, 11199 Main St., Clarence. 759-8483, www.GreatPumpkinFarm.com. Free admission for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13 and 14. Also on the grounds on Saturday will be the Buffalo Zombie Mud Run.

Wildlife in Disguise — Explore some of the unique ways that animals camouflage with their environment on this guided walk, 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve, 93 Honorine Drive, Depew; Free - registration required. 683-5959, www.dec.ny.gov/education/1837.html

Penn Dixie Nature Cruise & Buffalo Lighthouse Tour — 23rd annual event, 8:30 a.m. boarding at the entrance to the Erie Basin Marina, departure at 9 a.m. and return to the dock at noon Saturday, Sept. 13. After the cruise, participants will be provided maps for directions to the U.S. Coast Guard Station for a tour of the Buffalo Lighthouse; $. 627-4560, www.penndixie.org

Tree Tour — Get to know some of the many tree species in the South Park Arboretum with Kristy Blakely, director of education at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

sun. 14

Trek Tifft — Drop by Tifft Nature Preserve and enjoy the fresh air and the sights and sounds of the season with a guided tour of the preserve, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

Beaver Basics — Busy beavers abound. Take a guided walk through Tifft’s marsh to explore the beaver’s habitat and investigate clues about the beaver’s adaptations, preferred foods and lifecycle, for ages 5 and older, 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14, at Tifft Nature Preserve, 1200 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo; $ - Pre-registration required. 825-6397, www.sciencebuff.org

ongoing

Mysteries of the Unseen World — Narrated by Forest Whitaker, the new 3-D film adventure takes audiences to mind-bending hidden dimensions all around us but beyond the scope of normal human vision — the things that are too fast, too slow, too small, or invisible to the naked human eye, ongoing at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200, ext. 391, www.sciencebuff.org

now-Sept. 21

Mummies of the World Exhibition — They’re not all Egyptian, and they’re not all royal. Mummification has been a long and widespread practice throughout the world. Come and see their great variety now on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, now through Sunday, Sept. 21, at the Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Parkway, Buffalo; $. 896-5200 or www.sciencebuff.org

now-Oct. 5

Succulents — This succulent exhibit will feature many different types of cacti and succulents displayed in very unique ways, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Oct. 5 at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 South Park Ave., Buffalo; $. 827-1584, www.buffalogardens.com

Announcement

Aquarium of Niagara Fall Hours — The Aquarium of Niagara’s fall/winter hours are now in effect, and are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 285-3575, www.aquariumofniagara.org

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