GATES OPEN: Mon - Sat | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
WALKING TRAILS OPEN
Boardwalks/Trails and Restrooms: Mon - Sat | 8:30 AM - 3 PM
INTERPRETIVE CENTER & RANGER PROGRAMS: THURS & SAT | 10 AM - 2 PM
PLANETARIUM: PROGRAMMING RETURNING SOON
NATURE CENTER ADDRESS: 11000 Lake Forest Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70127
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.
Trails and facilities are monitored by rangers. Intermittent closures are possible. No admission or tickets required for Nature Trails and Interpretive Center. Group reservations required for education programs and planetarium shows.
Download our Nature Center Field Guide Here. This field guide provides an overview of things that might be encountered on a typical visit to the Nature Center. It is a starting point for aspiring naturalists or a basis of a supplemental activity. This guide is intended for audiences of all ages and it is yours to enjoy as a coloring book for children or a life list for naturalists.