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This turtle tower design was inspired by ACNC’s animal ambassadors created by in-house designer, Kim Turner.

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Wild Kitchen

Wild Kitchen

By Katie Finch Audubon Community Nature Center’s (ACNC) mission, in part, is to build and nurture connections between people and nature. There are a lot of ways to connect to the natural world. It can happen through physical activities such as walking, biking,...

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Change is Natural

Change is Natural

Mid-summer is typically the time of year that my family reunion occurs, and we come from Texas and Massachusetts and Virginia and closer to settle into Venango County for the weekend. It is where the now-elders grew up and where the childhoods of the cousins were bonded together. Their stories intertwine with ours now, and the next generation is woven in more deeply every year.

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Cecropia Moths

Cecropia Moths

By Emma Roth Imagine living your whole adult life without a mouth. From the moment you reach maturity, you are in the process of starving, your one goal is to mate and then you die. This sounds morbid to our human ears, but it is the reality for a beautiful creature:...

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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


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