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The Nature Center and Aquarium

The perfect spot for your next event!

For availability and to reserve your next group gathering contact Anne DiMonti by phone at (401) 949-5454 x3116 or by email. Or click below to request a reservation.

Centrally located in scenic Bristol, Rhode Island, just 30 minutes from Providence, Newport, and Fall River, the nationally award-wining Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is one of Rhode Island 's most unique meeting venues.

The Center offers an auditorium with a patio overlooking a rolling meadow and stunning sunsets. There are also two classrooms, which can be used for smaller meetings or for breakout sessions. The exhibit space adds a unique dining setting with aquarium tanks and hands-on exhibits displaying southern New England environmental habitats.

The 28-acre wildlife refuge has trails with a 1/4-mile boardwalk that winds through fresh and saltwater marshes leading to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. Any or all of these areas within the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium are available for your next meeting or function, such as:


Meeting Accommodations


     • Seats up to 60 people auditorium or banquet style
     • 925 square feet (33' x 28')
     • Microphone/ audio system available
     • Slide projector/ screen available


     • 2 classrooms
     • Each seats 25 - 35 people
     • 455 square feet (24' x 19')
     • Both classrooms have a sink, refrigerator, and counter

Full Facility Rental

  • Capacity is up to 120 people. This can be extended to 200+ people by setting up tents on our grounds.


Standard Pricing

Monday* - Thursday (after 4 pm) $1,500.00 for 5 hours
Friday (after 4 pm) $2,000 for 5 hours
Monday-Friday (8 am - 4 pm) $1,000.00 for 5 hours
Saturday (anytime) $3,000.00 for 5 hours
Sundays and Monday Holidays* (anytime) $2,500 for 5 hours
Single Event Room Rental (up to 60 people) $150.00 per hour
Wedding Ceremony Only $400.00
Formal Photography Shoots Only $150.00 per day
Additional rental time beyond 5 hours $150.00 per hour
Rentals that take place before 9:00 am or past 5:00 pm Additional $50.00 charge

The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium is handicapped accessible, including trails and boardwalk. Price includes 1 hour for set up and 1 hour for cleanup. All rentals must end by 11:00 p.m.


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We are so unbelievably happy to have chosen Bristol Audubon for our wedding venue. We and all of our guests thought that it was such a unique and beautiful space with gorgeous grounds and indoor exhibits that provided an incredibly magical nature-filled backdrop for our wedding. Additionally, the Audubon staff was exceptionally friendly, professional, and helped get the place all set up. It was clear that they did this for many other events and weddings, and everything, from the set up to the send off worked seamlessly. We will always cherish this special place as it was the foundation for so many good memories.   - Jeremy Wortzel and Lena Champlin

For availability and to reserve your next group gathering contact Anne DiMonti by phone at (401) 949-5454 x3116 or by email.