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!

Two different weeks of summer camps for ages 4, 5, or 6 years old are offered at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center. There are different activities each week. Often children attend both Mini Camp weeks. Register by May 25.

July 9 -11 A Bug's Life Camp

July 16 - 18 Aqua Adventurer Camp

Cost $60 for non-members and $55 for members. It is not too late to sign up for membership for PRAC

Register/Payment: On website

All children participating in summer camps will explore the natural world through discovery and guided hands-on activities. Our themes and activities revolve around the Pascagoula River and local bayou ecosystem. Children in the elementary will take a boat tour if the weather permits.  Each camper will receive a summer camp tee shirt and be invited to participate in our mini-art exhibition at the end of each session!

Announcing our first-ever glass blowing class! Sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot to create one glass tumbler or stemless wine glass with the colors of your choice.

About the class: 24 Slots available at staggered times, 15 minimum signed up for the class to run. Choose your own color scheme for your tumbler or stemless wine glass.

Requirements: Closed toed shoes. Sign up and pay online no later than July 20, 2019.

Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/create-your-own-blown-glass-tumblerstemless-wine-glass-tickets-63503923946

General Information:
http://pascagoula.audubon.org/events/glassblowing-class-create-your-own-tumbler-or-stemless-wine-glass

About the Teacher: Solange Ledwith began working with glass in 2002 at Chico State University, CA, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after, she made her way to Los Angeles where she completed her Master's of Art degree at California State University of Fullerton. “I was fortunate to be able to study with and work professionally with LA's finest. It was there that I learned to love the delicate art of precision glass working.” To further advance her working skills and knowledge, she spent many summers at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington where she was exposed to incredible talent that came from all over the world. In 2010, she made her way back to her birth home, Louisiana. “It was here that I really began to learn about myself and what is important to me; my love for family and home, and my appreciation for how precious life is.” Solange’s core foundation remains fond of the delicate aesthetics of precision glass. She hass now found a way to balance precision with more colorful and playful designs. “I love what I do, and my world has become more playful and brighter because of it. My hope is to share that delight for life and glass.”

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.