Come to Audubon’s Christmas with the Critters Wednesday, December 28

Part of the fun is opening the presents for the animals at Audubon Community Nature Center’s “Christmas with the Critters.” At the Wednesday morning, December 28, event you can enjoy a live animal program, craft or story, and help open gifts for the animals.Part of the fun is opening the presents for the animals at Audubon Community Nature Center’s “Christmas with the Critters.” At the Wednesday morning, December 28, event you can enjoy a live animal program, craft or story, and help open gifts for the animals.

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Audubon Community Nature Center

For a different way to celebrate the holidays, come and meet Audubon Community Nature Center’s animal ambassadors at “Christmas with the Critters.”

On Wednesday morning, December 28, the program about the live animals that live at Audubon and their stories will include a chance to touch some of them.

At the 10-11:30 a.m. event, participants can also make a craft for the outdoor animals and help the animals open their presents, since they don’t have hands.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get close to our education animals,” said Kim Turner, who heads up Animal Care.

Admission to the party is $8 for non-member adults, $6 for adult Friends of the Nature Center and all children aged 3-15, and free for children two and under. Reservations are not required.

Instead of cash admissions, you could bring a gift per person from those listed on tags on the Giving Tree in the lobby of the Nature Center. You may stop in a pick one up a tag or call (716) 569-2345 during business hours and a staff member will pick a tag for you and tell you what is on it.

Winter hours for the Nature Center and its Blue Heron Gift Shop are 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. The building will be closed December 24 and 25 and January 1. Bald Eagle viewing and trails to walk, snowshoe or cross country ski are open dawn to dusk daily.

Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 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.