Audubon Honors Juneteenth With Free Admission Monday June 20

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: In honor of Juneteenth, the newest nationally recognized holiday in the United States, admission to the Audubon Community Nature Center building is free on Monday, June 20, 2022.
: In honor of Juneteenth, the newest nationally recognized holiday in the United States, admission to the Audubon Community Nature Center building is free on Monday, June 20, 2022.

To honor our country’s newest nationally recognized holiday, building admission at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) is free for all visitors on Monday, June 20, 2022.

Juneteenth, the observance of June 19 as the African American Emancipation Day, originated in Galveston, Texas, in 1865. The long-standing tradition commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.

Since Juneteenth falls on a Sunday this year, when building admission is always free for everyone, Audubon’s observance is extended to Monday, June 20, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit, the 2021 Nature Photography Contest winners, and the Blue Heron Gift Shop.

Jamestown, New York, was a well-known stop on the Underground Railroad that assisted many enslaved individuals on their way to freedom.
ACNC invites you to honor this day by spending some time reflecting on the past, celebrating the present, and acknowledging the work that still has to be done to ensure equity for all.

Other holidays that Audubon recognizes with free admission are Memorial Day, Indigenous People’s Day (October 11), and Veterans Day (November 11).

Face coverings are strongly recommended while visiting inside the Nature Center building.

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 600-acre nature preserve and see Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, enjoy the native tree arboretum, gardens, picnic area, natural play space and hike the six miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

Visitors are welcome to the nature center building 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.
To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit AudubonCNC.org. Entries to the 2022 Nature Photography Contest and votes for the Community Choice winners can be made at GoGoPhotoContest.com/ACNCPhotoContest.

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.