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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History Review

Named for Jamestown native and noted naturalist Roger Tory Peterson (1908–96), who wrote the seminal Field Guide to the Birds in 1934 (which spawned today's best-selling Peterson Field Guides series), this 27-acre center seeks to educate children about nature. You may hike the wooded trails, or explore one of the natural-history exhibits. The gallery shows a selection of works by Peterson and others.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Curtis St., Jamestown, NY 14701 | Map It
  • Phone: 716/665–2473; 800/758–6841
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Center Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–5; grounds daily dawn–dusk
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  • Location: Jamestown

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