Thank you for your donation.

Donations to Audubon Community Nature Center can be made in various ways. Your support is greatly appreciated.

The connection begins with you.

To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.”

– Terry Tempest Williams

Audubon Community Nature Center is grateful for you.

You spend your days giving back to the world around you, building intentional relationships within your community.

You know the value of sharing nature’s wonders with others, and you recognize that nature is a part of us, not separate.

You live your life filled with the hope that the world around us will continue to survive and thrive thanks to the important work done by individuals, organizations, and communities.

Thank you for choosing to include Audubon in your season of giving.

Donate to the Annual Fund

Audubon Community Nature Center believes that every child deserves a real and healthy connection to nature. Your donation to the annual fund makes that possible. Thank you.

Donate in memory or honor
of a loved one

Celebrate a person who fostered your connection to nature by making a donation to Audubon Community Nature Center.

Donate to a Designated Fund

Ryan Exline Memorial Fund

Ryan was an integral part of the Audubon family for many years until he was tragically killed in an auto accident during his junior year at Duke University. This fund, created in his memory, provides a $500 scholarship to a college-bound high school student, or a college student who is pursuing a Bachelor’s in an environmental field. Money raised above and beyond the $500 is designated towards making improvements to ACNC’s live animal habitats.

Animal Advocates

Support ACNC’s live animals, through the Animal Advocate program. When you become an Animal Advocate at Audubon Community Nature Center, you are directly supporting animal care. Not only are you assisting to purchase food and other needed supplies for the in-house live animals, but you are also helping Audubon accomplish their mission. The live animals at Audubon help in educational programs both on and offsite that foster the connection between people to nature.

Stephanie Frucella Memorial Fund

Stephanie enjoyed walking Audubon Community Nature Center’s trails with her parents as a child making her own nature discoveries. She grew up to become a fourth grade teacher who loved sharing her passion for nature and the community with her students. To lose her so young was something that no one could have anticipated, and she certainly has not been forgotten. Donations to this fund support merit-based scholarships for students who volunteer in the community and want to attend ACNC programming to further their knowledge of and experience in the natural world. Donations also support the school and Day Camp programs that encourage students to get outdoors and discover nature for themselves.

Campership Fund

Audubon Community Nature Center recognizes that not all families can afford the experience of Day Camp due to a variety of circumstances. ACNC also believes that every child deserves a healthy connection to nature. In that spirit, the campership fund provides need-based families with the financial support to send their child(ren) to Day Camp. Your donation goes directly toward offsetting the cost of the tuition for summer Day Camps.


Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701

(716) 569-2345

Click here for directions

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.

Carnahan-Jackson Foundation
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Curt and Susie Westrom
Holmberg Foundation
Hultquist Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund

Lenna Foundation
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation

Bob Frucella's Tax Service
Bush Furniture, a Brand of eSolutions Furniture 
Hal and Mary Conarro
Univera Healthcare
Weinberg Financial Group
Whirley Drinkworks