Jamestown, N.Y. – As promised, with the prediction of ideal weather, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is adding an Audubon Lights Pop-up on Thursday, April 6, 8:30 – 10 p.m.

At Audubon Lights, on a luminary-lit path you experience a breathtaking trail of lasers, spotlights, rain lights, and more through the woods and around the ponds. Your walk ends in the backyard of the Nature Center, where you enjoy a warm fire, hot drinks, popcorn, and LED Dancing by Bex, a mix of hula hooping and other forms of LED entertainment.

Audubon Lights will conclude, as scheduled, on Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8, also at 8:30 – 10 p.m. Friday night music is by Thee Ukuladz, a duo playing original and cover songs accompanied by ukulele and guitar; Brandy Welch entertains with LED hula hooping. Saturday night features the Vivacious Hoopster, and Jackie Bielata plays a delightful mix of folk, alternative, indie and 70’s rock.  

The Nature Center building is open during the event so you can play in the indoor nature play area, visit the live animals, or shop in the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors who buy a Nature Center membership at Audubon Lights receive four free items from the outdoor glow store.

Admission is $12 for adults, $9 for Nature Center members and children 3 – 15, and free for ages 2 and under.

Paid reservations are appreciated by the night before. They can be made by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours or going to AudubonCNC.org and clicking through Programs and Events. Walk-ins are welcome.

ACNC is grateful for the invaluable support of Audubon Lights business sponsors: Ahlstrom Schaeffer Electric, Kwik Fill, Shawbucks, Buffamante, Whipple, Buttafaro, PC, and Courier Capital. 

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, and hike more than five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free. 

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 14:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.  

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org

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.