Notice – Click here for information on how ACNC is handling operations during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 are still open to visitors daily from dawn to dusk. Liberty the Bald Eagle is off display until the construction is complete on the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. Click here to learn more about programs and events that are available during this time.
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.
So, what do you do when you find that baby bird out of its nest? Discover that the tree blown down in a storm had a nest of baby squirrels and mom is nowhere to be found? Find a raccoon killed by a car with three babies huddled at her side?
Celebrate Earth Day by giving back: Come to Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) for the Volunteer Day Team Challenge on Saturday, April 24.
Tim Galati, a senior at Southwestern Central School, is the 2021 recipient of The Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship that is awarded to a local resident pursuing a degree in the natural sciences.
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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Hours and Admission
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Temporarily by donation
Grounds and Liberty:
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.