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!

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Sep 14, 2017 - Nov 22, 2017

Dena McKee, southern artist and historic preservationist, has carved a niche for herself by painting to preserve historic landmarks and capture memories. Among her featured watercolors and prints are a drive-in, schools, theaters, a carnival parade and a beach park, subjects appealing to those who share fond memories and those with an affinity for life in a small Gulf Coast town. The Celebrate the Coast- Past & Present Landmarks exhibition will be a rare opportunity to purchase many of these Dena McKee originals.

The latest installment of McKee’s coastal icons is a painting of the new Pascagoula River Audubon Center, which opened its doors in October of 2015. The new painting will be unveiled at the opening reception on September 14.

  • Pascagoula River Audubon Center

  • Feb 16, 2018 - Feb 19, 2018

Are you interested in learning how to identify local bird species that you see or hear in your yard? This annual event engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent. Everyone is encouraged to participate, from beginning bird watchers to experts. It takes as little as 15 minutes on one day, or you can count for as long as you like each day of the event.  Come join us for a free clinic to learn what species you can expect to see/hear in the Mississippi Coastal counties during February.

After the clinic, everyone will get to test out their new identification skills as they participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. It's free, fun, and easy as well as helping the birds. Pascagoula River Audubon can help with any questions you may have.