Location311 Curtis Street,
Jamestown, NY 14701
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Roger Tory Peterson Institute
Monday through Saturday
10am - 4pm
1 pm - 5 pm
Museum closed on holidays: Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Years Day
Home to the largest collection of Roger Tory Peterson’s work, the Roger Tory Peterson Institute is a leader for the study, exhibition and nurturing of art that matters to the planet. Through world class exhibitions and programs, RTPI illuminates the beauty of nature; challenges us to confront environmental issues of regional, national and global concern; and inspires us to preserve the earth’s biodiversity – with a particular emphasis on the natural area wonders of Western New York.
Peterson Preserve Grounds & Trails
Sunrise to Sunset
Grounds and trails are open year round.
The Peterson Preserve encompasses 27 acres of hemlock forest, successional woodlands, pollinator meadows and pollinator gardens. Two half-mile trails wind through the preserve, including the new Art & Nature Trail, which boasts several carved sculptures and QR code signposts linking to online artwork and nature information. A bird feeding station and a bird observation blind provide opportunities for close-up experience of birds. Throughout the preserve, there are numerous benches, picnic tables and a covered gazebo.