OPEN: Special Covid-19 measures:
Please be aware that the Nature Center operating schedule has changed due to measures aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19.
During our Stage-1 reopening, the main boardwalk and Adventure Trail are open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and are monitored for guest compliance of social/physical distancing measures, including metered entrance, and directional flow management.
The Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path are one-way trails (follow arrows), and are open 9am-1pm. All areas beyond the building entrance ramp close at noon and masks are encouraged. Gates are open from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a cherished community resource. Located adjacent to 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.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded the Nature Center grounds, essentially destroying the facility but Audubon moved forward with the rebuilding process. Now the next chapter begins for the Nature Center, and we are excited to announce that it has reopened with modern buildings, beautiful nature trails and new programs celebrating the wonders of nature.
• Main boardwalk and Adventure Trail are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
• The Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path are open Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Interpretive Center: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Planetarium: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
Ranger Chats: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
No admission or tickets required for Nature Trails and Interpretive Center. Group reservations required for education programs and planetarium shows.
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