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.
Hours of operation: Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Admissions: Adult $5, senior (age 55+) or active military $4, Child (age 12 and under) $3.
Kayak Rental: 1-person kayak $15, 2-person kayak $25. Kayak Rental instructions here.
Address: 5107 Arthur Street, Moss Point, MS 39563
Telephone: (228) 475 - 0825