Audubon Center of Greenwich
613 Riversville Road
Greenwich, CT 06831
(203) 869-5272

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The National Audubon Society is perhaps the nation's best known wildlife preservation organization. The Center in Greenwich is a major sanctuary that lies within reach of the New York metropolitan area. It is a place for discovery, enjoyment, and learning.

The Center consists of 285 acres of open woodlands, meadows, ponds, and streams. With eight miles of beautiful trails, and a model backyard wildlife habitat, the Center offers visitors the opportunity to observe more than 900 species of ferns and flowering plants, and up to 35 species of mammals and 160 species of birds. The bird blinds around Mead Lake provide the chance to watch and photograph water birds without disturbing them. During the fall, the annual hawk migration can be seen from the Quaker Ridge Hawk Watch Site.

The Center's Kimberlin Nature Education Center houses administrative offices, a bird observation window, an art gallery, a demonstration bee hive, a weather computer, and the Nature Gift Store.

The Audubon Center can always be counted upon to provide excellent educational programs for adults and children. Those interested should contact the Center.

Hands-on School Programs are available for grades K through 12. Students can learn how to use all their senses for environmental studies, how plants and animals prepare for the winter, how photosynthesis works, and many other interesting lessons about the natural world we depend upon. Call for details.

The Greenwich Audubon Center is also available for Birthday Parties, with different packages, including an educational program.

Note that programs are conducted outside, regardless of the weather.

Hours: Open every day, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Trails open sunrise - sunset. School Programs are offered throughout the year.

Adults $3.00
Seniors $1.50
Children $1.50
Members FREE
Educational programs cost an additional, very reasonable, fee. Call to confirm or for additional info, or visit the official website linked above.

Groups: Rates for visiting groups are the same but do not apply to groups that reserved for educational programs. School Programs run from about $100 to $400 for up to 25 students, depending on program length -- from 1 to 4 hours. Additional students $5.00 each. Call for info on Birthday Party programs.

Group Reservations: As far in advance as possible.

Lunch: Picnic area available for groups by reservation.

Handicapped Access: Nature Center has good access. Sanctuary has limited access. Call for details.

Directions: I-87 North to I-287 East to I-684 North to exit 3N. Turn north onto Rt. 22. At first traffic light turn right onto Rt. 433. Proceed 2 miles to stop sign at John St. Entrance to the Center is on the left. About an hour from the George Washington Bridge.

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