$6 Nature Center Members
$6 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
Click here to register for your timed entry.
Reservations appreciated, walk-ins welcome if room in selected entry time.
This year’s festival will have timed entry. Please register for your arrival time, then enjoy the festival at your own pace.
Beat the winter doldrums by coming to Audubon’s 40th Snowflake Festival. Enjoy a day of outdoor, winter-themed games, nature hikes, and a bonfire with s’mores. Indoors you can explore some different hobbies to help get you through the last of the winter days.
Demonstrations and activities might include knitting, weaving, snowshoes (if there is snow!), making fairy creature friends from natural objects, or crafting a walking stick. If the weather cooperates, look for a mini “skating” rink as a throwback to the first festivals. Get up close and personal with some of Audubon’s live animals and maybe more.
Speaking of animals, it is the perfect time to start building nest boxes for the returning spring birds. Kits are available to build for $6 in the maintenance shop, and include a booklet of where to place them to attract some feathered friends. Pair that with a bird feeder, either purchased or made by you at a booth, and you’ve got a bird-friendly yard!
Food and hot drinks round out the day. Other activities and vendors may be present, check the website for details.
Some activities are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. If you’d like, bring your own sled, cross-country skis, or snowshoes to extend the fun. Credit cards can be accepted for purchases in the building.
COVID-19 Information: ACNC will continue to take into consideration regional data from both Chautauqua and Warren counties to make COVID-19 related decisions. In addition, ACNC will continue to follow CDC recommendations at minimum. To review ACNC’s most up to date COVID-19 requirements which include information on face coverings and gathering limitations, please visit auduboncnc.org and read the COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.
2022 Event Sponsors
An additional Thank you to Audubon’s Community Partners:
Curt and Susie Westrom
Bob Frucella’s Tax Service
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Hours and Admission
Nature Center Hours:
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Members - Free
Non-member Adult (ages 16+) - $6
Non-member Child (ages 3 - 15) - $2
Children ages 2 and under - Free
Maximum cost for a Family - $15
Free admission to the Nature Center for SNAP/EBT cardholders.
Free admission for all on Sundays
Grounds and Outdoor Exhibits:
Open daily, year round from dawn to dusk free of charge
Thank you, Community Partners
Audubon Community Partners make a significant financial contribution each year because they believe that every child deserves the opportunity to have a real and healthy connection to nature.
Bob Frucella's Tax Service
Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture
Hal and Mary Conarro
Weinberg Financial Group