Youth and Families

There’s always something new to discover at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute! Our museum and trails are filled with art and nature experiences for all.

Our Learning and Engagement Coordinator, Madelyn Card, is a certified merit badge counselor for Scouts of America. We offer programs on demand for any troops looking to earn and complete the needed requirements for the following four badges: Art, Bird Study, Nature and/or Woodwork.

Plan a field trip and explore all that we have to offer. Students can hike the Peterson Preserve while searching for sculptures along the trails and explore our historic building while learning about our current nature art exhibitions. To plan and schedule a field trip, reach out to Madelyn Card, Learning and Engagement Coordinator at or call 716-665-2473, ext. 234.”