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Audubon Community Nature Center
The Saturday after Thanksgiving is Small Business Saturday, the national shopping day created to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities.
The Blue Heron Gift Shop at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is prepared for the November 26 event and will be open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It is stocked for the holidays with a wealth of items, many that are unique to Audubon.
Selections include Audubon’s own Nature Discovery Kits, new puppets and plush animals, a wide variety of children’s books, nature and guide books, locally-made jams, jellies, honey, beeswax candles and soaps, and so much more. On this day only, everything in the gift shop will be 10% off for everyone, and 20% off for all current Nature Center Members.
Anyone who makes a gift shop purchase on Small Business Saturday will also be entered into a raffle drawing to win one of Audubon’s own Birds of Prey T-shirts.
Perhaps you are not yet a member of Audubon, or you know someone who would appreciate becoming part of the Audubon Community. You can purchase a holiday gift membership to Audubon for yourself or your favorite nature-lover and get 10% off your annual membership fee on this day only.
Before or after you stop in to shop, you can take a nature break by walking the trails, exploring the outdoor nature play area, or visiting the live animals.
Building admission is free of charge to all visitors as part of Small Business Saturday, and outdoor activities are always free.
Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on the live birds of prey, enjoy the natural play space, and hike, snowshoe or cross country ski the more than five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.
In addition to the Blue Heron Gift Shop, the three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays and a collection of live animals, including the Hellbender exhibit. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org, where you will find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.
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.