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Open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
and Sunday 1:00 – 4:30 p.m.

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Birding Everywhere

Birding Everywhere

As I ran, I listened. I had already noted the cheery call of an American Robin and the persistent chips from a group of House Sparrows when I stepped out the door. A few steps up the road, I recognized the melancholy music from an Eastern Bluebird. When I passed the wide branches of a Silver Maple leafing out, I heard a buzzy sparrow song. A Savannah Sparrow! That one I can’t forget because I don’t have it on my list yet

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 The Joy of Mud

 The Joy of Mud

Kids have the incredible ability to live in the moment, and it’s an ability I would like to try to regain. There was a time when I didn’t worry about the inevitable clean up after getting muddy, or how tired I’d be the next day if I stayed up late, or the number of dishes I’d need to clean after cooking a meal. I simply enjoyed the act itself and dealt with the consequences later. And while forethought is an important tool to have, there are times when it can, and should, be turned off, and allow us to live in the moment.

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A Shared Moment Under the Eclipse

A Shared Moment Under the Eclipse

The world darkened, and then bloomed back into light. It was a humbling reminder of nature’s power, of our own small place in the grand scheme of things. At Audubon Community Nature Center, we celebrate that connection, that sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves. It’s a community built on wonder, a haven where people travel for miles to witness the awe-inspiring power of 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

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.

Bruce and Juline Battler

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation

Chautauqua Region Community Foundation

Donna and Mark Hampton

Holmberg Foundation

Hultquist Foundation

Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

The Lenna Foundation

The Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation


Hal and Mary Conarro

Cummins Jamestown Engine Plant

Kravitz Tree Service

Doug and Lamae McCullor

National Fuel Gas Company

Weinberg Financial Group

Curt and Susie Westrom