Effective for all Audubon facilities, face masks are required indoors due to a City of New Orleans Indoor Mask Mandate issued to slow the spread of COVID-19.
As per City/State mandates proof of vaccination and/or a 72 hour PRC COVID-19 negative test is required to enter any indoor Audubon Facilities.
GATES OPEN: Mon - Sat | 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
WALKING TRAILS OPEN
Boardwalks/Trails and Restrooms: Mon - Sat | 8:30 AM - 3 PM
PLANETARIUM: PROGRAMMING RETURNING 2022
INTERPRETIVE CENTER & RANGER PROGRAMS: TEMPORARILY CLOSED
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. Masks are encouraged outside.
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.