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Roger Tory Peterson Institute

A Jamestown native, Roger Tory Peterson was a pre-eminent American naturalist who illustrated and chronicled the natural world in the 20th century

1-716-665-2473
311 Curtis St.
Jamestown, NY 14701
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Every year the Roger Tory Peterson Institute offers exciting events and spectacular natural history exhibitions that attract thousands of visitors. A Jamestown native, Roger Tory Peterson was a pre-eminent American naturalist who illustrated and chronicled the natural world to the public in the 20th century.
 

Today, the institute is housed in a 23,000 square-foot building, specifically designed by architect Robert A. M. Stern and offers high quality museum exhibits, interprets significant natural history materials from its collections, and offers nature education programs and events to people of all ages.
 

RTPI holds over 1,200 original works of art from Dr. Peterson’s field guides and books, as well as from other prominent nature artists and is at the forefront of active wildlife and plant conservation and management across the region and even nation.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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