Notice – ACNC will reopen portions of the Nature Center Building to the public on Saturday, September 5, 2020. They have made some adjustments due to COVID-19 and have accordingly waived admission fees, but please consider making a donation. The Nature Center first floor and Blue Heron Gift Shop hours will be 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. 

Wonder-filled Wednesdays

Starting Wednesday, September 2. 

Create a little magic in your life with these nature inspired make-and-take sessions.

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


Goldenrod Yellow by Jeff Tome

Goldenrod Yellow by Jeff Tome

There are many fall flowers blooming now, but let’s look at goldenrod first. It’s one of those irritating plants that is easy to recognize and hard to identify. The flowers are usually a bright yellow, so easily recognized that you can find crayons and paper labeled as goldenrod in color. The leaves have a distinct smell when you rub them that I can only describe as “goldenrod”. It is sweet and musty and sour.

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Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

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Hours and Admission

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


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Temporarily by donation

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.

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
Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation

The Boocha Family
Bush Industries Inc.
Chautauqua Lake and Watershed Management Alliance

Hal and Mary Conarro
Jan Simons Boyle