Bring Your Young Ones to Audubon First Sunday Storytime December 4 – for Free

December 4 is First Sunday Story Time at Audubon Community Nature Center. Storyteller Claire Certo leads the free 12:30 - 1 p.m. event for 2-8 year olds and their adults. Participants are welcome to stay afterward and explore the Nature Center building.

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On the first Sunday of each month, you are invited to accompany your 2 – 8-year-olds to Audubon Community Nature Center for First Sunday Storytime.

On December 4, doors open at 12:20 p.m., with the free, nature-based story time beginning at 12:30 p.m. The building fully opens at 1:00 p.m.

Children’s books are powerful tools to connect children to nature and establish a strong foundation for their educational journey.

With Claire Certo in the lead, children will go on literary adventures with animals, through habitats and seasons, and discover new things with every page.

Both the program and Sunday admission are free. Come for story time and stay to explore the indoor Nature Play Area, live animals, and exhibits. Then go outside to enjoy the outdoor Nature Play Area and visit Soren the Red-tailed Hawk.

Participation is limited to 15. Reservations are requested by Saturday, December 3. To reserve your space, call the Nature Center during open hours at (716) 569-2345 or go to and click through “Programs and Events.”

Walk-ins are accepted if there is room.

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, and hike, snowshoe or cross country ski over five miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

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