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Audubon Center at Riverlands

301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386

(636) 899-0090

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Hours of Operation

Audubon Center is open daily 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday- Saturday
The 3,700 acre Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary is open daily: Sunrise to Sunset.


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Looking for a new addition to a nature-themed group tour? The Audubon Center at Riverlands features engaging exhibits on birds, rivers, the Mississippi flyway, and river ecology. Premium spotting scopes are set up for close-up views of eagles, swans, herons, egrots and more around Ellis Bay and the Mississippi River. A 12-minute movie on "Spectacles of Birds" can be viewed in the theater.  In addition. groups can schedule narrated driving tours of the Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Ellis Island trails.

The Audubon Center at Riverlands represents a unique and innovative partnership between the National Audubon Society and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The Audubon Center is situated within the 3,700 acre Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary, which offers prime prairie, wetland, and lowland forest habitats for both resident and migratory birds. Riverlands is located at the heart of the Mississippi River Flyway and at the confluence point of several of our nation's greatest rivers. The mission of the center is to connect people to the beauty and significance of the Mississippi River and the Great Rivers confluence, to inspire conservation in support of the river’s rich diversity of birds, wildlife, and other natural resources, and to support healthy, vibrant communities.


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Facility Info
  • Theatre Capacity 35
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 25