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 the Center’s monthly Plastic Mats for the Homeless program and learn how to help keep plastic bags out the landfill while helping people in need. Holly Cypret of the Emerald Coast Bag Ladies will be on hand to show you how to process and turn grocery bags into mats for the homeless. A great opportunity for young and old to contribute to a better world. Can't make it this time, save the date for the third Saturday of next month!

Hannah O'Gorman will lead this class to exploring the practice of drawing from nature. Using observational drawing techniques, we will work towards translating the delicate balance between order and chaos in the natural environment.

Participants should bring a 4B Pencil, Eraser, Sharpener and Sketchbook 9”x12”. Strathmore Sketch Book fine tooth surface is a good option, but participants are welcome to bring any type of sketchbook or surface to draw on. 

Call to RSVP: 228-475-0825. Youth ages 16 and older welcome with adult.

Come visit the Art Gallery to welcome the first annual Pascagoula River Photography Exhibition and meet the photographers during the opening reception! Enjoy snacks and beverages as we welcome these photographers and their talents.