Notice – ACNC has reopened portions of the Nature Center Building to the public. They made some adjustments due to COVID-19 and have accordingly waived admission fees, but please consider making a donation. The Nature Center first floor and Blue Heron Gift Shop hours are 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday, and closed on Sunday. The trails and Liberty the Bald Eagle are still open to visitors daily from dawn to dusk. Click here to learn more about programs and events that are available during this time. 

Nature Play Care

October Through December
Tuesdays – Fridays, 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Your child can spend their mornings at Audubon playing outdoors, engaging with the natural world, and learning about the world at Audubon’s newest venture, Nature Play Care.

Upcoming ProgramsCovid-19 Info

The connection begins with you.

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.

Many of the events, programs and workshops at ACNC contain an outdoor component. Audubon believes that experiencing the natural world first hand is key in developing a connection to the planet. Check out what is happening at Audubon.

Nature affects us. We affect nature. Many of ACNC’s programs help to understand the components of natural ecosystems and how people fit into and impact the systems. Learn more about scheduling educational programs through Audubon.

Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. Learn how your actions impact the planet and find simple ways to increase your positive impacts through volunteering. Find your place at Audubon Community Nature Center.

Recent News


Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments by Katie Finch

Ordinary and Extraordinary Moments by Katie Finch

Life is made up of a bunch of ordinary, everyday moments. And these ordinary moments can become extraordinary based on our perspective. We can approach the world with an attitude where nothing is new, where only the unusual and rare have value, and the everyday is boring. Or we can approach the world with a sense of curiosity and wonder in everyday, ordinary moments.

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The Smell of Fall by Jeff Tome

The Smell of Fall by Jeff Tome

It has been a huge switch in mindset to go from thinking of a yard as a place to relax to thinking of a yard as part of the greater habitat around me. Some plants in the yard are beautiful or tasty for me and my family. Others serve as important food sources for insects and other animals.

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Accomplishments Celebrated at Audubon Virtual Annual Meeting

Accomplishments Celebrated at Audubon Virtual Annual Meeting

Jamestown, N.Y. Safe social distancing was maintained when Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) held their recent annual meeting virtually on Monday, September 28, 2020. 

Executive Director Leigh Rovegno welcomed everyone with a reminder of Audubon’s new Vision Statement: “ACNC envisions a future where every child within our community has a real and healthy connection to nature.”

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

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


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Temporarily by donation

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 and Kathy Frucella
Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance

Hal and Mary Conarro
Jan Simons Boyle