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Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Nature Center Construction Notes

Nature Center Construction Notes

We are busy at the Nature Center!

Planetarium

Planetarium

Journey into space when the popular planetarium is restored.

Nature Trails

Nature Trails

Scenic walks will be encouraged when the new boardwalks and nature trails are finished.

Classroom Pavilions

Classroom Pavilions

Classrooms will be built for new education programs, animal encounters and more.

Education Programs

Education Programs

Innovative education programs and field trips will return, better than ever, making the Nature Center a committed community partner.

Interpretive Center

Interpretive Center

Discoveries and surprises will encourage the love of learning.

Hours

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Hours

The Nature Center is currently closed to the public while construction continues.

About

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a cherished community resource. Located in Joe Brown Park in New Orleans East on 86 acres of hardwood bottomland forest, its creation was a project of the Junior League of Greater New Orleans, opening March 23, 1980. Providing vital environmental education programming, it quickly grew to become a source of community pride.
 
In 1994, the Nature Center merged with Audubon Nature Institute, allowing it to focus on its core mission of offering hands-on opportunities to appreciate the significance of Louisiana’s unique ecosystems.  Each year, the nature center hosted over 40,000 guests on site and touched an additional 45,000 more people at schools, state parks and festivals. Hurricane Katrina in 2005 flooded the Nature Center grounds, essentially destroying the facility. As the surrounding neighborhood regained its footing after the devastation of the storm, Audubon continued moving the rebuilding process forward with officials and other interested parties to determine next steps.
 
Now the next chapter begins for Audubon Louisiana Nature Center. Demolition of the former site is complete, and preparations are underway for a new facility, re-introducing us all to the wonders of the fragile eco-system so many of us call home.

Exhibits and Attractions

Scenic walks will be encouraged when the new boardwalks and nature trails are finished.
Journey into space when the popular planetarium is restored.

Mailing address: Audubon Nature Institute 6500 Magazine St. New Orleans, LA 70118
800-774-7394
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