311 Curtis Street Exd,
Jamestown, NY 14701




Seniors, Military and Students


Children under 10 years of age




Museums for All


Arts Access Pass


Sunday Admission for All

Pay what you can

RTPI Hours

Wednesday through Saturday

10am - 4pm


1pm - 5pm

Monday and Tuesday

By appointment -- give us a call to schedule a date and time.

RTPI is closed on the following holidays: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day.

PLEASE NOTE: Main galleries are periodically closed during exhibition changeovers. Dates for these changeovers for 2024 are: April 15-25, July 22 - August 1, October 28 - November 7. The Anderson Gallery and Snowy Owl Museum Store remain open during these times.

Whether you're an active birder or a nature art lover, a big kid or a little kid, there are lots of things to do at RTPI. Explore our galleries teeming with Art that Matters to the Planet. Discover a flower, a bird or something else wonderful along our nature trails, then come inside to Roger's Art Studio and draw it on the wall. Attend a festive opening night celebration. Take an art class. Browse our museum store. All this and lots more. Come discover RTPI for yourself -- as Roger Tory Peterson said, "the more you look, the more you will see."

Nature Preserve and Trails


Sunrise to Sunset

The Peterson Preserve and Lois Buck Nature trails are open year round, seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

The Peterson Preserve encompasses 27 acres of hemlock forest, successional woodlands, pollinator meadows and pollinator gardens. Two half-mile trails wind through the preserve -- be on the lookout for several carved sculptures and QR code signposts linking to online artwork and nature information. Wildflower gardens, a bluebird trail and lots of bird feeders provide plenty of opportunities for close-up experience of birds, butterflies and bees. Throughout the preserve, there are numerous benches and a covered gazebo.

Visitor Guidelines

Enjoying the Museum

  • Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • Do not touch any artwork or artifacts on display in the museum.
  • Except for special events, food and drink is not permitted inside the museum (food and beverage purchased in the museum store may be enjoyed in the outdoor courtyard).
  • JCC is a smoke-free campus — smoking or use of other tobacco products is not permitted anywhere inside the museum or outside in the preserve.

Taking Photographs

  • Flash photography is not permitted inside the museum.
  • Non-flash photography is encouraged — if you post RTPI photos to social media, don’t forget to tag us!
  • Except by special permit, wedding and commercial photographs are not permitted inside the museum. For more information, contact info@rtpi.org.
  • For outside photography, permits are required, and sessions must be scheduled at least 10 days in advance. For more information, contact info@rtpi.org.

Enjoying the Outdoors

  • Please stay on the sidewalks or trails.
  • Picking flowers or otherwise disturbing gardens or natural areas is not allowed.
  • Do not touch or otherwise disturb any artwork along the trail.
  • Parking is permitted in the parking lot only — no parking in the driveway or on the grass.
  • Pets are welcome on the trails but must be leashed and please clean up after your pet.
  • Bicycles are permitted on the trails, but riders must be courteous to pedestrians.
  • Benches, picnic benches and the gazebo may not be reserved — they are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • JCC is a smoke-free campus — smoking or use of other tobacco products is not permitted anywhere inside the museum or outside in the preserve.