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Audubon Community Nature Center
As a special treat during the holidays, you are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center animals to celebrate the holiday season with a live animal program, unwrapping of gifts, a behind-the-scenes Liberty tour, and an optional craft.
Christmas with the Critters is Thursday, December 27, 10-11:30 a.m.
You will meet some of the animals up close during a presentation, and you can even touch some of them. You will learn more about their lives, natural history and habits.
After the program, the kids can help the animals – since they don’t have thumbs – open the presents for Audubon.
The morning concludes with an option of making a craft for wildlife that you can either leave at Audubon or take home to your own wild critters.
A behind-the-scenes tour and visit with Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, is part of the program, so come prepared to spend about 15 minutes outside.
Admission to the party is $8 for adults, $6 for Nature Center members and children ages 3 to 15, and free for children two and under.
Instead of cash admissions, you may bring a wrapped gift per person from those listed on tags on the Giving Tree in the lobby of the Nature Center. You may stop in and pick 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.
Reservations are appreciated, but walk-ins are welcome. You can register online through the Programs page at auduboncnc.org or by calling (716) 569-2345 during business hours.
Audubon Community Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa.
Hours for the Nature Center building and its Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1-4:30 p.m. Sundays. 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 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.