Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

Connecting people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.

White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: William Dix/Audubon Photography Awards

Welcome to the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center—a home for discovery and exploration. Managed by Audubon New York, the center was established in 1923 as the country’s first National Audubon Society songbird sanctuary. Theodore Roosevelt’s gravesite sits at the edge of the sanctuary property. Our 14 acres boast extensive native plant demonstration gardens, several small ponds, a mile of hiking trails, and our famous Bessie Potter Vonnoh fountain sculpture.

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Birds of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

Taking Flight! 2022 Spring Benefit

Join us for our annual spring benefit! Partake in a wonderful evening to celebrate our 99th anniversary and the renovation of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center's Visitor Center.

Friday, May 13, 2022
6:00 p.m. — 8:30 p.m.
Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club

To purchase tickets or find more details about the event, please see our event page.

For more information, please contact Kathryn D'Amico at kathryn.damico@audubon.org.

2022 Upcoming Programs & Events

Summer Sanctuary Adventures July - August 2022

Our Summer Sanctuary Adventures are back for 2022! These seven exciting sessions will run this summer from July 18th - Sept 2, 2022, with plenty of opportunity for outdoor exploration and fun!

Registration is now open!

Our program registration has moved online! 
Go to NY.AUDUBON.ORG/TRSSA to register for our 2022 sessions.

For more information on our sessions and registration process, take a look at our brochurePlease send any questions to julie.nelsen@audubon.org or by phone at (516) 922-3200.

Native Plant Sales May 7 | TBA

Spring is here! Get your garden on and turn your yard into a haven for birds with our native plant sales. Learn more about some of our offerings here, and see Audubon's Native Plant Database to find the right plants for your yard!

Native Plant Sale May 7 — CANCELLED due to weather - see our Facebook and Instagram for updates!

Join us at the Sanctuary for our second in-person native plant sale of the year on May 7th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.! View our Price and Availability Sheet for our current offerings. Offerings are subject to change, and are available in varying numbers.

Volunteer With Us

We have many volunteer opportunities at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center. From helping with our education programs, to trail work and planting native gardens, there are many ways to get involved and help out at the Sanctuary!

For more information, click here to view our volunteer brochure.

Email kathryn.damico@audubon.org for a list of our current opportunities.

Construction Begins on the Visitor Center

Thanks to the generosity of donors, phase two of the new Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center has officially begun! The renovation of the White House started in March and is scheduled to be completed before January 2023 - just in time for our 100th Anniversary!

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