The Audubon Center and Sanctuary is owned and operated by Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc. whose mission is to connect people to nature and promote environmentally responsible practices through education at its center & sanctuary, and in the community.
Our facilities include over five miles of beautifully maintained trails on a 600-acre wetland preserve that includes a native tree arboretum and several educational gardens. Our 3-story nature center building contains a nature store, a small collection of live animals including fish, reptiles and amphibians, and interactive displays that inform and engage visitors of all ages. In addition, we care for a non-releasable bald eagle named Liberty, who provides us with many teaching and learning opportunities.
It is our hope that visitors will feel a deeper connection to the natural world and a deeper sense of wanting to care for it as a result of their visit to our Center.
The annual Monarch Butterfly Festival is held the last Saturday in August.
Throughout the year, we offer a wide variety of events and programs to people of all ages. Call to schedule programs for schools, scouts, youth groups, garden clubs, senior citizen clubs… any group you belong to! Or attend one of our festivals, events, or programs offered to the public. Our facilities are also available to rent for your special occasion. We have hosted weddings, family reunions, graduation parties, work-related workshops and retreats and much more.
Whether you need a quiet walk to relax and recharge, a resource for learning about the natural world and how to care for it, or a place to meet and socialize with like-minded friends, Audubon is the place for you! We look forward to meeting you.