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. 

Pie Auction Fundraiser

Click here to view and bid on available pies.

Bidding open from Friday, March 5 through Friday, March 12


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


Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Unexpected Sightings by Chelsea Jandreau

Humans like to generalize and create trends. We sometimes live a little too much in this all-or-nothing, black-and-white, put-it-in-a-box kind of mindset. That can lead us to forget that when we are talking about any given plant or animal species, we are often talking about many, many individuals each making the decision that gives them and their offspring their best chance for survival.

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The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

The Nature of Cooperation by Jeff Tome

It is easy to see how there is a kill or be killed world out there, but that is only one aspect of the world we live in. There is competition out there, but there is also more cooperation than you may think. Cooperation is essential in nature, it’s essential to human communities too.

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The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

The Reawakening by Sarah Hatfield

February is both the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It is both the longest month, and the shortest. This is the time when the days actually feel longer, even though they’ve been getting longer for two months. This is when the primal part of ourselves senses the shift, hears the beckoning.

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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