Become a Sponsor

Sponsors help Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) keep the costs of programs and events low for the community and increase the sponsor’s visibility. It’s a win-win!
Sponsor An Event
Events at ACNC strive to bring fun and discovery to the general public year round. Each event is inspired by a different natural theme. With your help, Audubon can continue to build community traditions that connect people to nature while keeping costs affordable. Event sponsorships range from in-kind to organizational sponsors.

See below for a list of events available to sponsor.

Events Available For Sponsorships

Snowflake Local Living Festival
Snowflake Local Living Festival is Audubon Community Nature Center’s longest running festival. Winter is a time to connect with nature differently than in other seasons. You are invited to explore the trail by snowshoes or cross-country skis, take a hike with a naturalist, build a wooden nest box, play winter games, make butter, braid a rug, or simply warm your hands by the fire in the backyard. Inside the Nature Center, you can watch a live birds of prey program or browse the vendors to learn more about sustainable living practices through demonstrations and hand crafted goods. Other activities include dog sled demonstrations, horse drawn wagon rides, and children’s crafts. It is open house style, though some activities do have scheduled times.

Sponsor Snowflake Festival


Wild 5K
Wild 5K is an annual trail race through Audubon Community Nature Center’s grounds. Throughout the years, ACNC has carefully protected the unique property it calls home, opening an educational window into the importance of maintaining habitat for all. Registrations for this race help to raise awareness and continue the protection of this diverse land. The habitat at ACNC is diverse, ranging from open fields to marshy glens. Each year this family-friendly race focuses on a different habitat of ACNC. Runners and walkers alike are invited to explore the twists and turns of the trails from a new perspective during this scenic 5K.


Sponsor Wild 5K

Monarch Festival
Monarch Butterfly Festival gives visitors a hands-on experience with live Monarch Butterflies at all stages of their life cycle. The festival is full of activities, from holding a caterpillar to catching a butterfly. Mexican food is available in honor of the Monarch Butterflies’ migration to Mexico each winter. The evening prior to the festival is Monarchs & Margaritas, an adult version of the festival. Visitors also learn how they can help the butterfly population.


Sponsor Monarch Festival

Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest is a non-scary Halloween event for children and their adults. Walk luminary-lit trails through Audubon Nature Community Center and meet actors dressed as animals. They will engage your imagination, make you laugh, and teach you something about wildlife in the region. After your walk you are welcome to gather around the fire or explore the Nature Center, make crafts and enjoy snacks.


Sponsor Enchanted Forest


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:

Nature Center 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 for all non-members on Sundays.

Use of the trails and exploring the outdoor exhibits, are free year round, even on holidays, from dawn to dusk.

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.

Curt and Susie Westrom

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