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Science museum and nature preserve offer family fun during holiday break

The Buffalo Museum of Science and Tifft Nature Preserve are offering a variety of children’s programs while students are off from school for the holidays.

From Saturday through Jan. 3, the museum will present some “polar activities” each day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Activities include learning how the Inuit use nature to cope with harsh weather conditions and how animals are able to survive in their environments. Attendees can also participate in the “Penguin Shuffle Race” or play the “Polar Habitat Game” at the museum, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy.

At Tifft Nature Preserve, the “Hot Chocolate Hike” will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday. It’s a nighttime walk with hot chocolate, candy and music. From 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, the “Little Tykes Mini Nature Camp” will offer story time, crafts and outdoor investigation. “Frosty Family Fun Days” will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 30 and Jan. 2, an event with hands-on indoor and outdoor activities. Pre-registration is required for events at the preserve.

For more information, visit sciencebuff.org and tifft.org.