ACNC has reimagined this festival to make it safe for visitors during the current pandemic. In lieu of one big open-house festival, seperate time slots are offered over the span of two days. To reserve your spot, click here.
Saturday, February 6, 2021, 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 7, 2021, noon – 4:30 p.m.
$6 Nature Center Members
$6 Children ages 3 – 15
Free 2 and under
Paid reservations for time slots required by February 4, 2021. Call for availability after the deadline.
Winter days are often cold and dark, seemingly long and quiet. Embracing the winter is key to surviving it both mentally and physically. At Snowflake Daze: Embrace the Winter Event you can explore the winter landscape, learn about some activities that embrace the snow, and engage in some hibernation-friendly hobbies and crafts.
During each time slot (1.5 hours), you’ll be able to move through a series of activities. You are encouraged to choose what you’re most interested in, but move in order to facilitate the next group. First you can choose between a scavenger hunt or a self-guided nature hike. Next you can visit the backyard to play in the cardboard winter village, try ice bowling, cook s’mores over the campfire from a kit purchased at the kitchen, or visit with some vendors in the Stephanie Frucella Education Pavilion. Finish inside the Nature Center to make a bird feeder from a milk carton, visit the exhibits, or watch a demonstration on fly tying. You may visit the Blue Heron Gift Shop or the exhibits after your session.
Franklin’s Honey and Apples will be onsite selling kettle corn.
Audubon is replacing Snowflake Festival with Snowflake Daze this year to bring you a safe, enjoyable winter experience as the pandemic continues. Registration is a for a 1.5-hour time slot. Topics, attendance, and details may change due to state requirements surrounding COVID-19.
Some activities are outdoors, so please dress for the weather. If you’d like, bring your own sled, cross-country skis, or snowshoes to extend the fun. Credit cards can be accepted for purchases in the building.
COVID-19 Information: Face coverings are required for all participants ages 3 and up for indoor programs; they are also required for outdoor programs during which participants cannot maintain 6 feet of distance between family groups. Please have a face covering available should situations change. If you are feeling ill, have any symptoms of COVID-19, or have come into contact with a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, please stay home. If you have traveled to/from a non-contiguous state or to/from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Notice Country please complete the required quarantine before attending programs. Please be aware that if Audubon discovers that a program instructor or participant tests positive or is considered presumptive positive for COVID-19, they may use registration information to assist with contact tracing.
2021 Event Sponsors
An additional Thank you to Audubon’s Community Partners:
Curt and Susie Westrom
Bob and Kathy Frucella
Chautauqua Region Community Foundation
Jessie Smith Darrah Fund
Ralph C. Sheldon Foundation
Audubon Community Nature Center
1600 Riverside Road
Jamestown, NY 14701
Hours and Admission
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Temporarily by donation
Grounds and Liberty:
Open 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.