Your Gateway to Free-Flowing Nature
Photo: Rick Hutcherson, 2019
Upcoming Events at PRAC
Adventure awaits at the Pascagoula River Audubon Center in Moss Point. The Center is the educational gateway to exploring nature and bayou habitats by offering educational programming for school groups while featuring local nature themes, a step back in time with the historic trolley ticket booth and Scout Hut, and hands-on learning opportunities to fit your needs. Daytime visitors can discover the outdoors on the nature trails, bayou pier, bird feeders, critter tanks, art gallery, kayak rentals, gift shop and more!
In 1974, more than 35,000 acres of land along the Pascagoula was preserved for the public. This landmark preservation purchase, spearheaded by The Nature Conservancy, has protected a unique ecosystem and grown to the current 70,000 acres that keep the largest free-flowing river in the contiguous United States one of the wildest. Wildlife abounds in the Pascagoula River- including some species that are endemic, or found nowhere else on the planet.
The Center provides visitors and students direct exposure and experience in such a rich environment, serves as a demonstration site for environmentally-friendly landscaping, and is a portal to nature-based programming for all ages. The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is one of 41 educational facilities operated nationwide by the National Audubon Society. In 1886, the first bird-preservation society was named in to honor John James Audubon, which led to the establishment of the National Audubon Society(NAS) in 1905. Countless wildlife sanctuaries, parks, streets and towns also bear his name and honor his legacy that have no affiliation to NAS.
Please note: service dogs only, please, to help us protect our wildlife and other visitors.
Hours of operation: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Boat Tours: MUST scheduled with Captain Benny McCoy @228-218-4583
Kayak Rental: 1-person kayak $15, 2-person kayak $25. Kayak Rental instructions here.
Facility Rentals: Call for more information!
Address: 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563
Telephone: (228) 475 - 0825