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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NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2021 UPCOMING PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

 

Native Plant Workshop - December 9, 2021

Although winter is fast approaching, don't put away that green thumb just yet. Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center is hosting an online Native Plant Workshop on Thursday, November 9, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. This educational opportunity is designed for the general public and for landscape professionals (with CE credits).

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KIDS DAY OUT - November 2, 2021

Join us for a day of games, crafts, and outdoor fun at Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center! This program is entirely outdoors and therefore weather dependent.

  • Date and Time: Tuesday, November 2 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Fee: $50 per day/child
  • Ages: 6 - 12 years old
  • Pre-registration is required. Spots are limited. Click here to register.
  • For questions, please contact Education Manager Julie Nelsen at julie.nelsen@audubon.org or 516-662-8164.

What to Bring: Children should dress for the weather and bring a backpack with an extra pair of clothes, along with a jacket, gloves, and hat. Pack a reusable water bottle and a snack (as there will be snack time but no lunchtime built in because of the time frame of the day). Please also pack two (2) masks for your child(ren).

For Your Safety: This program is 100 percent outdoors. Masks will be required indoors in the event of a downpour or unsafe conditions and when the children are using the restroom. Social distancing guidelines will be observed. Temperature checks will be required upon arrival along with questions and responses pertaining to Covid-19 exposure provided by parents/guardians. If your child is not feeling well, please do not send them to the program and email julie.nelsen@audubon.org.

SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALES START IN APRIL!

We are looking forward to offering in-person and pre-order sales in Spring of 2022.  We will have many native plant species available all spring long! 

Email questions to kathryn.damico@audubon.org or call 516-922-3200

CLICK HERE FOR THE CURRENT NATIVE PLANT AVAILABILITY LIST AND ORDER FORM.

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 kdamico@audubon.org for a list of our current opportunities.