Audubon Nature Institute

Visitors come to the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center to learn about nature through hands-on exhibits, and exciting programs and trails that meander through the forest.

Among the Nature Center?s features are the Interpretive Center and the Judith W. Freeman Astronomy Center. The Interpretive Center houses hands-on exhibits and includes a teaching greenhouse with plants native to the area. The Judith W. Freeman Astronomy Center houses the largest planetarium in the New Orleans area. The Center takes visitors on a fantastic voyage through the nighttime skies. Weekday shows for groups and weekend shows for the public teach spectators about the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper and everything in between.

In addition to its permanent facilities, the Nature Center sponsors various programs throughout the year, including overnight programs, science discovery activities, canoeing, wilderness hikes and summer camps.

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  • Audubon Nature Institute
  • 5601 Read Boulevard, Joe W. Brown Memorial Park
  • New Orleans, LA
  • (504) 246-5672 or 800-774-7394
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