Audubon Society of RI

1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI, Bristol, 02809
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Audubon Society of RI

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) is an independent, non-profit environmental organization dedicated to statewide environmental education, conservation, and advocacy. Since founding in 1897, the society has been committed to helping people better understand and appreciate their environment. By inspiring people to protect their land and to learn about their local habitats as well as influencing state and local governmental policy, ASRI has become a leading environmental organization in Rhode Island.

The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a state-of-the art natural history museum and aquarium that puts fun and excitement into experiencing nature. Look inside a 33-foot life size Right Whale. Discover life in a tide pool. Observe Narragansett Bay’s marine life. Visit a rare blue lobster. Explore a cornfield at night. The Center’s interactive exhibits feature local habitats.

Situated on the 28-acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge the Environmental Education Center has walking trails with a ¼ mile boardwalk that winds through fresh and saltwater marshes leading to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. The refuge is along the East Bay Bike Path allowing bikers and walkers access to the refuge’s natural beauty.  

The Center offers guided tours, nature walks, special family programs and much more throughout the year. The Audubon Society of Rhode Island has offered nature day camps for more than twenty-five years. Year after year campers connect with nature through fun outdoor learning activities. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible. Chiseled beaks. Painted wings. Exquisitely carved songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and other wildlife will be showcased at the Annual Bird and Wildlife Carving Exposition hosted by the ASRI at the Audubon Environmental Education Center in Bristol, RI.

Attraction Details

  • Tour Programs: Yes    
  • Food Service: No
  • Time Needed: 1-2 Hours    
  • Meal Plans: Yes
  • Handicap Accessible: Yes
  • Smoke Free, Admission Charged, Children's Activities, Restroom, Attraction, Aquarium or Zoo, Educational, Of Interest to Children, Museum, Wildlife Refuge, Nature Center, No Pets, Smoke Free, Marine Education, Motorcoach Parking, Bristol County, Bird Watching Trail, Hiking Trail, Wildlife Viewing, Hiking, Exhibitions and Shows.

Other Audubon wildlife refuges you can visit for an outdoor learning experience with your students include:

  • Powder Mill Ledges in Smithfield , RI
  • Fort Wildlife Refuge in North Smithfield , RI
  • Parker Woodland in Coventry , RI
  • Fisherville Brook in Exeter , RI
  • Kimball in Charlestown , RI
  • Caratunk in Seekonk , MA


Audubon Society of Rhode Island (ASRI) Headquarter
12 Sanderson Road,
Smithfield, RI 02917