Snowflake Festival


The Snowflake Festival takes place on the first Saturday in February each year from 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please call for more information at (716) 569-2345 or check the sponsor page.

$8 Adults
$6 Nature Center Members
$6 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
Free parking

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.


Special Information:

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 and read the COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.

2022 Event Sponsors

Buffamante Whipple Buttafaro P.C.
Courier Capital LLC


An additional Thank you to Audubon’s Community Partners:

Curt and Susie Westrom

Bob Frucella’s Tax Service
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Hal and Mary Conarro
Univera Healthcare















Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

Hours and Admission

Nature Center Hours:

Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Building Admission:

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

Click here for holiday closings

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.

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Bob Frucella's Tax Service
Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture 
Hal and Mary Conarro
Univera Healthcare
Weinberg Financial Group
Whirley Drinkworks