Pascagoula River Audubon Center

5107 Arthur Street

Moss Point, MS 39563-2705

Phone: (228) 475-0825

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center serves as a gateway to the largest free-flowing river in the lower 48 states where visitors can experience and learn about birds and wildlife throughout the year. The center also serves as a demonstration site for environmentally friendly concepts and a portal to conservation programs applicable to all visitors, local residents and tourists alike. A two-hour interpretive boat tour is also available from the center. Call for directions and hours.

The new center features a 5,000 sq ft center with an interpretive area. This area includes seven aquaria highlighting the river's aquatic elements ranging from fresh to brackish. There is also a nature-based fine art gallery highlighting the work of local, regional, and national nature artists through shows.

The grounds of the new facility hosts a native plant botanical garden showcasing native plants and their uses in bird and wildlife-friend landscaping. Historic elements include a restored 80+ year old "Scout Hut" serving as an outdoor pavilion and meeting room as well as a remnant portion of the historic Pascagoula Street Railway & Power Company trolley line that once connected Moss Point and Pascagoula.

The center is open Tuesday-Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm.

Virtually explore the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and surrounding areas!

The Toddler Tuesday program is designed to connect our youngest visitors to nature through stories, art, science, math, music, and movement while interacting with their adult caregiver and other children. Each weekly class has a seasonal theme, and we will spend as much time outdoors as the weather and interest allows. Activities related to each theme encourage children to discover and explore the world around them at their own pace and in their own way- we understand that toddlers have minds of their own and the way they learn best is through hands-on exploration.

Children and their caregivers have time to socialize, practice simple pre-literacy and pre-math skills, and more while exploring, discovering, playing, and experiencing nature. We encourage children and adults to dress for the weather and to plan to get a bit dirty while we explore using all of our senses.

Geared for: Toddlers Ages 1-4 and an adult. Tuesdays from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Parent/guardian must attend!

Schedule: Toddler Tuesday will run every Tuesday during the regular school semester between September and mid-May, taking a break during June, July, and August. 

Themes for fall 2019

Sept. 3 Apples and Seeds
Sept. 10 Leaves and Trees
Sept. 17 Seasons
Sept. 24 Fall Weather
Oct. 1 Fall Plants, Animals, and Insects
Oct. 8 Cruisin’ the Coast at PRAC
Oct. 15 Fall Scavenger Hunt
Oct. 22 Fall Harvest – Pumpkins
Oct. 29 Halloween Celebration and Costume Party
Nov. 5 Nature’s Colors
Nov. 12 Birds’ Nests and Feathers
Nov. 19 Bird Migration
Nov. 26 Thanksgiving Celebration
Dec. 3 Cookie Day
Dec. 10 Countdown to Christmas
Dec. 17 Christmas Celebration (last program of semester)

Join us for our monthly Home School program and we'll explore natural history through science, math, literacy, art, and more! We'll use Center equipment to conduct experiments, gather data, analyze our results, make inferences, and more. Delve into the natural world with these hands-on nature programs that incorporate science, math, language arts, history, and active learning. 

Each program runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with time for lunch. The program is scheduled on the fourth Friday of each month with the exception of December. Please dress to be outdoors, bring a lunch/snack/water bottle. Parents/guardians are welcome to stay and participate or drop off/pick up.

Age(s): Perfect for grades k-6

All participants need to have signed paperwork including emergency contact and medical information in order to participate! For registration or for more information, please contact us at 228.475.0825 or prac@audubon.org 

2019-2020 Academic Year Homeschool Program Themes:

  • September 27 - Birds and Bird Conservation
  • October 25 - Estuaries and Ecosystems
  • November 22 - Woods and Wetlands
  • December 20 - Earth and Sky
  • January 24 - Animal Needs and Structures
  • February 28 - Plant and Animal Adaptations
  • March 27 - Weather and Climate Change
  • April 24 - Earth Conservation
  • May 22 - Water and Water Science

Drop in for PRAC's second annual two-day native plant sale! They will be selling dozens of different perennial species! Explore the Center after your purchase for free and walk the trails, take in the bayou views, peruse the art gallery, or relax in the Scout Hut!

Experts will be available to answer your plant, garden and wildlife questions; bring your own carts or boxes to ease transport.

Native plants are the foundation of our natural food chain and essential for attracting and supporting, birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Adapted to MS’s regional conditions, they promote biodiversity, strengthening and enhancing local ecosystems, while often requiring less maintenance, or the use of pesticides and fertilizers.

This is a while supplies last event. Plant lists and pricing coming soon. Visit their website for details.