Photo: William Colgin
The Pascagoula River Audubon Center is located in downtown Moss Point, Mississippi, on Rhodes Bayou, which drains into the Escatawpa and Pascagoula Rivers. Our center is located on property that was once part of a trolley line that carried lumber, mail, and even passengers from Moss Point to the coastline of Pascagoula, almost 10 miles away.
Our grounds and exhibits focus on the unique ecosystem that is the Pascagoula River watershed, with native animals on display indoors and a native plant botanical garden surrounding the building. We model best practices for storm water management on our grounds, where we utilize structures such as rain barrels and cisterns, and permeable gravel-pave parking and driving surfaces.
Along with our focus on connecting to the local watershed, we use our site to demonstrate the techniques of designing Bird Friendly Communities with the planting of native plants, removal of invasive species, structures for wildlife, and anti-bird strike material on our building windows. We hope to inspire others to make positive changes for wildlife in their own backyards.
One of our guests created a slide show of a recent visit to PRAC and has allowed it to be shared. Click HERE and enjoy!
Hours of operation: Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. (Please note that some days parts of the Center are closed for a private event.)
Admissions: $5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children Members Free
Kayak Rental: 1-person kayak $20, 2-person kayak $35. 15% off kayak rentals with military I.D. Kayak Rental instructions here.
Address: 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563
Telephone: (228) 475 - 0825
Support outdoor education and conservation along the Pascagoula River through a donation.
We need helpers in the gardens, at the front desk, and with educational programs. Contact us today for more information.