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!

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

Join us for our first annual Hummingbird and Nature Festival. Spend the day enjoying up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released, native plant sale, scenic bayou views, special guest speakers, live animal shows, kids activity zone, and nature-themed arts & crafts vendors!

Time: 9am-2pm