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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!

This semi-annual Family Event features reduced prices, kayak demos, T-shirt tie-dying, recycled art activities, garden planting, and several local guests like Wild at Heart Rescue, MS Gulf Coast Beekeeping Association, and reptile/amphibian live animal appearance.

Each program has a different seasonal theme that engages toddlers age 1-4 to nature through hands-on activities, movement, stories, music, art, math and fun! The program spends time outdoors with good weather.

Enjoy a guided bird walk around our grounds. Practice birding by ear and eye and enjoy the seasonal changes that we observe in our local bird populations. This is a great way to practice your birding skills if you are a novice and a great way for experienced birders to help out! Bring your own binoculars or borrow some from the Center.

For grades K-8th, bring own lunch. Join us for a hands-on learning experience that incorporates science, math, language arts, history, and active learning. We'll use Center equipment to conduct experiments, gather data, analyze our results, make inferences, and more.

Please RSVP. 

The Pascagoula River Audubon Center offers a fun, nature-based summer camp for children entering grades 2-5. Camp activities foster a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning about the natural world, and prepare them for the upcoming school year. Students are encouraged to become excited about nature and our local environment! Children will explore nature and science through wildlife viewing and monitoring, creating nature based art, and exploring the Pascagoula River during the McCoy’s River tour.

Middle School age group (Grades 6-8): The Pascagoula River Audubon Center offers a fun, nature-based summer camp for children entering grades 6-8. Camp activities foster a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning about the natural world, and prepare them for the upcoming school year. Students are encouraged to become excited about nature and our local environment! Children will explore nature and science through wildlife viewing and monitoring, creating nature based art, and exploring the Pascagoula River during the McCoy’s River tour.

High School age group (Grades 9-12): The Pascagoula River Audubon Center offers a fun, nature-based summer camp for children entering grades 9-12.The high school (Junior Naturalist) summer camp is a field trip based camp the will explore different ecosystems, take a marsh/swamp boat tour, learn to conduct water quality monitoring, go kayaking, do crafts, learn hands-on animal care, and more! Students are encouraged to become excited about nature and our local environment! Children will explore nature and science through wildlife viewing and monitoring, creating nature based art, and exploring the Pascagoula River during the McCoy’s River tour.