NoticeClick 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 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. 

Drive-Up Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

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Enjoy a home cooked spaghetti dinner meal while supporting Audubon Community Nature Center!

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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.

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Evidence at the Sumac by Katie Finch

I have learned to use the language of uncertainty. I ask myself, “How do I know this is true?” I try to clarify my opinion, my ideas, and the facts by saying “I think” or “I know.” Saying “I don’t know” is not as hard as it once was. Or “I don’t know… yet,” leaving room for future growth and discovery.

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Stargazing by Chelsea Jandreau

Stargazing by Chelsea Jandreau

The night sky, while helpful in its use of navigation, has also captured my attention for less practical reasons. There is a feeling of serenity and awe as you look at the Milky Way without the interruption of street lights and buildings.

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A Year for Adventure by Jeff Tome

A Year for Adventure by Jeff Tome

The things I most want to carry away from this year are things that have been ingrained on my heart since childhood. Nature is bigger than our human problems. The outdoors is mostly free to explore and never closed. Nature provides a steady stream of amazement that cannot be replicated inside.

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

Nature Center:

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


Click here for holiday closings

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.

Curt and Susie Westrom

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