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Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

  • 311 Curtis St. Map It
  • Jamestown

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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.

Sight Information


311 Curtis St., Jamestown, New York, 14701, United States

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716-665–2473; 800-758–6841


Sight Details:

  • $5
  • Center Tues.–Sat. 10–4, Sun. 1–5; grounds daily dawn–dusk


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