Audubon extends hours during holiday season

JAMESTOWN – Those looking for something special to do between Christmas and New Year’s – indoors or out – remember the Audubon Center & Sanctuary. During this time the Audubon Center will extend its hours.

Audubon’s Nature Center and Blue Heron Gift Shop will be open:

  • Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

An exhibit on pollination that illustrates how one-third of our food and much of our clothing are made possible by bees, butterflies and other pollinators is just one of many exhibits that both teach and entertain.

Christmas with the Critters on Friday morning is a time to get “up close and personal” with Audubon’s education animals.

The Nature Center building is home to a variety of live reptiles and amphibians, including a garter snake, American toad, leopard frog, and spring peeper. Tanks of fish and a variety of turtles entertain and educate.

The Audubon Center & Sanctuary is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren, Pa.

Normal winter hours are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Mondays and Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays.

Members and children are admitted to the exhibits free of charge; non-member adults pay only $6. Sunday is a free admission day.

There is no charge to walk, snowshoe or cross country ski the trails, or visit Liberty, Audubon’s non-releasable bald eagle, from dawn until dusk every day. Liberty is in her own outdoor enclosure behind the Nature Center building.

To learn more, call 569-2345 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.