Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

311 Curtis Street, Jamestown

Admission for One, Two, or Four to Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (Up to 52% Off)

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Children and adults can enjoy learning about birds and other topics through nature related exhibits and programs.

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Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
June 1, 2021
I was very disappointed. There was not much to see. A lot of dead birds exhibit and pictures of Osprey was about it. 2 floors of basically same things. Seems its good if you go on Sunday when you give a donation to see this place .Otherwise not worth the money sadly ;( Free Nature Trails are cool. . .
5 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
February 20, 2020
We love the experience but just check the website for when they have exhibits. Half of it was closed when we went but my son wanted to go anyway, so we just used our Groupon anyway
3 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 20, 2019
Beautiful setting. Ned Davis’s paintings were absolutely enthralling. Loved seeing all of RTP drawings. Check out the prehistoric Hellbenders in the foyer!
6 ratings5 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 5, 2019
Fantastic artwork and beautiful landscaping. Great experience for all ages.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
July 28, 2019
Beautiful and peaceful.

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About This Deal

  • Current exhibits include The Extinct Birds Project by artist Alberto Re on view through January 13th), featuring 18 original works that examine collecting practices, causes for extinction, and the politics of categorizing endangered species, as well as displays of Peterson original artwork and memorabilia.

  • Amenities:

    *Museum store with books, limited-edition prints, Peterson field guides, Charley Harper products, childrens items, bird-friendly coffee and more. * Nature trails

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About Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History

Named after artist, naturalist, and ornithologist, the Roger Tory Peterson the Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) inflames visitors’ sense of childlike awe toward the natural world and its winged wildlife with a resplendent multitude of galleries, rotating exhibits, and events. Founded in 1984, this museum preserves Peterson's lifetime body of work and educates people about wildlife with an emphasis on birds through art, education, and conservation.

  • Eye Catcher: A beautiful headquarters building featuring world-class architecture by Robert A.M. Stern, located in a serene wooded setting with nature trails.
  • Permanent Mainstay: Peterson art galleries display original, infrequently shown artwork, including plates from the first editions of Peterson's seminal field guide to birds, as well as artifacts and memorabilia from the Peterson Collection.
  • Don't Miss: Museum store where wildlife lovers can purchase books, limited-edition prints, local products, bird-friendly coffee, and much more.
  • Past Exhibits: Roger Tory Peterson: The Life, The Work, The Legacy focused on the life and works of the famous artist, photographer, and adventurer. The exhibit included 14 new paintings and numerous sketches of birds.
  • Special Programs: The Institute leads conservation projects and educational activities including Project Wild America Youth Ambassadors, Wild America Nature Festival, Winter Raptor Surveys, and more.