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!

Call for quilt entries Jan. 31 through May 4th, 2019.

Please share among quilting friends and guilds! This is a lovely opportunity to have your work displayed in a fine art gallery along the Gulf Coast and participate in a community exhibit. 

- Max size of quilt is 48"L x 72"H. 
- Email or call 28-475-0825 x3 for entry instructions and guidelines
- $15 entry fee for up to two quilts.
- Must be inspired by or relate to theme "Birds, Butterflies, & Blooms"
- Exhibit on display May 25 - July 6th.

This weekly drop-in program is great for toddlers age 1-4 and each program has a different seasonal theme that engages toddlers in nature through hands-on activities, movement, stories, music, art, math and fun! The program spends time outdoors with good weather.

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Mar 28, 2019

Enjoy this free art exhibit reception and help us welcome Brian Nettles and our newest pottery exhibit.

This exhibit will feature large wheel-thrown platters that were drawn on with slips and glazes prepared by the artist and fired in atmospheric kilns to 2300 degrees Fahrenheit.

Light refreshments provided.

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.

Bring your own carts or boxes to ease transport. Plant sale is rain or shine.

Plant list, photos, and info on available species:

1st draft of plants available during sale:
- Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)
- Swamp Milkweed (Asclepias incarnata)
- Common Milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)
- Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
- Whorled Milkweed (Asclepias verticillata)
- Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora) ‘sunkiss’
- Purple Coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)
- Beeblossum (Gaura lindheimeri) ‘Siskiyou pink’
- Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)
- Trumpet Honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens)
- Beebalm Oswego Tea (Monarda didyma) ‘Jacob Cline’
- Cutleaf coneflower (Rudebeckia laciniata)
- Goldenrod (Solidago rugosa) ‘Fireworks’
- Seaside Goldenrod (Solidago sempervirens)
- Stokes’ Aster (Stokesia) ‘Colorwheel’

Great for home schoolers in grades K-6th, bring your own lunch. Please RSVP. 

Join us for our monthly Home School program and we'll explore natural history through science, math, literacy, art, and more! Each month we'll use Center equipment to conduct experiments, gather data, analyze our results, make inferences, and delve into the natural world.

January 25: Seasonal Changes and Nature Journaling 
February 22: Birds
March 29: Mammals
April 26: Reptiles and Amphibians
May 31: Woods and Wetlands