Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, New Orleans: Hours, Address, Audubon Louisiana Nature Center Reviews: 4/5

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center

Audubon Louisiana Nature Center
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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4.0
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Annie K
Philadelphia, PA47 contributions
Minimal "hiking" but great interpretive center
Nov 2019 • Solo
For the traveler who enjoys animals or sitting on porch fronts in rocking chairs, this is the place for you. The interpretive center is full of living and non-living animal artifacts. There are nature trails that allow you to sit in many places and they are relatively well-maintained. For the avid hikers, the trails are rather short and not at all strenuous, so perhaps not the best choice for them.
Written November 10, 2019
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MandevilleDad
New Orleans, LA300 contributions
Blast from the past
Sep 2018 • Family
I have not been here since the ‘90s. It is as cool as I remember. Knowledgeable staff. Enclave of trails in the middle of the city. Saw some cool wildlife. Don’t miss the planetarium. Admission should be, but is not covered by a membership. The neighborhood is still recovering from Katrina and poor socioeconomic hardships. Don’t go near dark
Written September 2, 2018
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Dayna_AnnNewOrleans
New Orleans, LA82 contributions
Fun afternoon
Jul 2018 • Couples
Great visit! Checked out the loop boardwalk trail, the interpretation center & the planetarium. Very cool! Will return in cooler weather to check out the more primitive walking trails.
Written July 6, 2018
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misssunbeamlv
Las Vegas, NV77 contributions
Treasure
Apr 2018 • Friends
What a treasure! As per usual with Audubon standards, this place is a gem. There are boardwalk trails as well as natural trails to move about. The visitor center is beautiful with lots of displays, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Mikayla was wonder and shared her love of insects and her passion for working at the Nature Center. We visited this place on our last day in New Orleans, but we wished we would have gone on the first day. We will return!
Bonus...it is located in Joe Brown park which is beautiful.
Written April 6, 2018
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mckennagt
5 contributions
Short and sweet
Mar 2018
Mikayla and Stephen we’re informative and extremely helpful, a short and sweet nature trail. Work in progress but worth a stop.
Written March 8, 2018
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nebraskan70005
New Orleans, LA70 contributions
New Center not as attractive as old -- and why a parking lot on top of the old forest
Nov 2017 • Solo
The surroundings of the new complex of buildings are not nearly as attractive as the old. The old approach was over a lagoon with cypress trees and elsewhere a walk along the lagoon. The new has none of that opportunity to look down on water. The main building is tall but seems empty with just a few exhibits sprinkle about. The trail titled "adventure" circles through a second growth forest with heavy undergrowth with no large or appealing trees. The gates at the entrance were of wire and pipes - such that would be found in a cow pasture.

However my main comment is why is there now a parking lot across from the new complex?? Instead of using the ample and nearby parking lots in Joe Brown Park, for some reason more parking spaces were created by cutting down an unknown number of trees. If my imperfect memory is even partially correct, the most varied, mature and attractive trees in the center were cut down to make a parking lot. That just defies comprehension. What was the management of Audubon Institute thinking??

The entire package of this "new nature center" on first visit seems much less appealing then the old. And the parking lot is really offensive in that the most attractive forested corner of the nature center was destroyed for some unknown reason.
Written November 30, 2017
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Triddleco
Kenner, LA43 contributions
Interesting
Oct 2017 • Couples
Staff is very professional, respectful, and, knowledgeable. We had visited this attraction before Hurricane Katrina, and, this was the first week, reopening, after that storm. Yep, twelve years, to allow the area to recover. This was almost ground zero, for that storm. Most of the attraction, is an elevated wooden walk way, with some walking trails minus any assistance. Best experience, would be with a staff member. It will take a couple of hours, to experience everything, but, for those, who want to be one with nature, this is a good start.
Written October 13, 2017
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