Main Boardwalk and Adventure Trail: Mon - Thurs | 9 AM - 12 PM
Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path: Mon - Thurs | 9 AM - 1 PM
INTERPRETIVE CENTER: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
PLANETARIUM: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
RANGER CHATS: CLOSED TEMPORARILY
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 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-2 reopening, the main boardwalk and Adventure Trail are open Mon-Thurs 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and are monitored by rangers. Guests are welcome to complete their visit, but no new entry will be allowed after noon; masks are encouraged.
The Discovery Trail and Pollinator Path are open 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Gates are open from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday.
All buildings remain closed until programming resumes. Intermittent closures are possible.
Main boardwalk and Adventure Trail will be monitored by rangers. Guests are welcome to complete their visit, but no new entry will be allowed after noon; masks are encouraged.
All buildings remain closed until programming resumes. Intermittent closures are possible. No admission or tickets required for Nature Trails and Interpretive Center. Group reservations required for education programs and planetarium shows.