Schedule a Program
If your school participates in BOCES Co-Ser 438.010, as many Chautauqua County schools do, your field trip may already be in the budget. Check with your principal.
On Your Own
You are welcome to bring your troops, packs, and dens to ACNC during normal hours for self-guided activities. Regular admission fees apply.
When you bring your Scouts to Audubon, Discovery Walk leaders provide a guided walk for about 1.5 hours, pointing out highlights along the way that prompt nature exploration. You may also schedule additional time for lunch and self-guided activities.
$7 per scout with a $70 minimum.
ACNC does not have a public badge program scheduled. If your scouts are working on requirements of a nature-related badge and could use the help of an ACNC naturalist, please call to schedule a Discovery Walk for your troop. We may be able to cater a walk to fit your needs. Specialized Discovery Walks are $8 per scout with a $80 minimum because they take more time to plan.
Some of ACNC’s events and programs include a fun patch. Call ahead to see if a patch is available for upcoming happenings. When you visit an event or program that offers a patch, visit the Reception Desk for a list of requirements. After completing at least four of the activities, a fun patch can be purchased on a first-come first-served basis for $3.
Fun patches are offered at:
- Snowflake Festival – First Saturday in February
- Monarch Butterfly Festival – Last Saturday of August
- Enchanted Forest – First Friday/Saturday in October
- Birds of Prey Day – A Saturday in the fall
- Please call for other events and programs that may include fun patches
Overnights at Audubon
Audubon Community Nature Center is currently not scheduling Scout overnights. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Groups (Adult and/or Youth)
Live Animals: Education staff or trained volunteers will introduce you to some of ACNC’s Animal Ambassadors, the amphibians and reptiles that call the Nature Center “home”. Groups of 10 or more can schedule a program at the center for $7 per person. Please contact Sarah Hatfield at (716) 569-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a live animal presentation.
Custom: If you have a specific topic in mind, Audubon is happy to design a custom educational program around your nature-based needs. Please contact Sarah Hatfield at (716) 569-2345 or email@example.com to discuss what you have in mind.
At Your Location
Audubon’s staff, volunteers, and animal ambassadors are available to make special educational visits to your classroom, organization, or event. Please contact Sarah Hatfield at (716) 569-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule one or more programs at your location. Pricing is negotiable depending on the arrangements.
Birthday Party Program
Audubon provides a nature-based program, activity, or hike on the trails for a birthday exploration that is fun for everyone. All parties include two hours of facility use as well as plates and napkins.
Please call for more information and to reserve your date.
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.