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The Audubon Nature Center

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    Gentilly/New Orleans East/Chalmette
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    Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday, Noon - 5 p.m.

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  • Admission: $5 for adults; $4 for seniors; $3 for childrenFor group rates

Named one of the top five urban nature centers in the United States, the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center is a hands-on learning experience that welcomes visitors of all ages. Located only 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans, the Nature Center combines the best in environmental education with interactive fun.

Plan to spend a day walking three miles of beautiful hardwood bottomland forest (one mile of the trail is a handicap- and stroller-accessible boardwalk) and visiting the many educational exhibits the center offers. The 86-acre site introduces the visitor to the unique and intriguing environment of South Louisiana.

The Interpretive Center houses live swamp critters and fascinating wildlife exhibits. A teaching greenhouse showcases colorful flora and fauna native to Louisiana.

The Judith W. Freeman Astronomy Center houses the largest planetarium in New Orleans, taking visitors on a fantastic voyage through the nighttime skies. Weekday shows for groups and weekend shows for the public teach about the stars and planets that light up our evenings.

There are more than 80 educational and public programs at the Nature Center.

Each year the Nature Center welcomes more than 75,000 visitors, including 50,000 schoolchildren.

Plan to bring your whole family or classroom to the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center for an unforgettable learning experience.

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