The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is a natural history museum offering interactive exhibits that explore local habitats and wildlife found in the Ocean State. Visitors discover creatures that live in a tidepool, observe marine life from Narragansett Bay, visit with Red-tailed Hawks, and peek inside a 33-foot life size model of a North Atlantic Right Whale.
Situated on the 28-acre Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, easy walking trails start in upland meadows and wind to a ¼ mile boardwalk through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. Located along the East Bay Bike Path, the trails allow bikers and walkers access to the refuge's natural beauty.
Guided walks, birding classes, lectures and family programs are offered throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible.
Location and Contact
1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI 02809
(401) 949-5454 ex. 3118
Summer hours (open daily, 9 am - 5 pm) begin Sunday, April 14, 2019.
(Mid-October - Mid-April)
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday - Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 5 pm
Open school vacations and some holidays.
Please check our website's news feed for closings due to inclement weather, holidays or private events.
Child (ages 4-12) $4.00
Child (under 4) free
Audubon Society of RI Members FREE
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium
Visit Rhode Island's largest nature center and aquarium. Walk the trails through meadows and marshes to Narragansett Bay. Say hello to Finn and Atlanta, our resident Red-tailed Hawks.
RI Youth Conservation League
We are now recruiting for crew members, leaders and assistant leaders for the 2019 RI YCL season.
Earn money and help the environment with this hands-on conservation opportunity!