We are open 7 days a week from 9-4 on weekdays and 12-4 on weekends. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Newborn to Adult
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary and Audubon Center
The Mission of the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center is to connect people with nature while promoting a sense of environmental stewardship through natural science educational programs.
Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audubon Center, located in Oyster Bay, New York was established in 1923 as the first Audubon Songbird Sanctuary in the nation. Twelve acres were donated by W. Emlen and Christine Roosevelt in memory of their cousin, the late Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States. The Sanctuary's original purpose was to provide a protected environment for songbirds whose populations were declining due to habitat loss. Today, it is a vibrant resource offering a wide variety of activities, including environmental education, wildlife research, and conservation advocacy.
The Sanctuary features 17 non-releasable birds of prey, which include hawks, owls, falcons, and a vulture, as well as several species of reptiles and amphibians. While wildlife rehabilitation is no longer conducted on-site, the Sanctuary uses injured animals as ambassadors to connect people with nature. Visitors can view the birds of prey outdoors in a menagerie of aviaries, while take step inside the Center to become acquainted with reptiles and amphibians from throughout the world.
Science education programming is offered for schools, scouts and the general public and can be scheduled throughout the year, both on-site at the Sanctuary and off-site in classrooms. All day programs of exploration, discovery and fun are offered during each school break, including 10 weeks of summer vacation, for kids aged 4-12 years.
- 134 Cove Road Oyster Bay, NY 11771
- 516-922-3200 Website