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 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 HabitatClick here to learn more about programs and events that are available during this time. 

T-shirt Fundraiser

Sale Ends Thursday, May 13.

 This uniquely Audubon design is available only this year, and it comes in a variety of adult and youth sizes. Click here to place your order.



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


Old Friends by Katie Finch

Old Friends by Katie Finch

There are so many other memories tied to experience with people in nature. These are just a few that come immediately to mind. So often, plant and animal names and behaviors are intertwined with the memories of the people who guided me. These shared experiences solidify the new learning.

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Experience Bird Banding at Audubon Saturdays May 8 and 15

Experience Bird Banding at Audubon Saturdays May 8 and 15

Jamestown, N.Y. – You have two more opportunities this spring to join ornithologists at Audubon Community Nature Center to observe them banding birds. 

On Saturday mornings May 8 and May 15, you can drop in any time between 7 and 11 a.m. to learn exactly how this is done and why. 

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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