Located at 3100 US Highway 41 North, in Henderson, KY, the John James Audubon State Park Museum & Nature Center are housed together in an historic stone chateau-style building built by the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1938.
The Museum & Nature Center is open daily from 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. As an extra precaution during the coronavirus outbreak to keep visitors and employees safe, the building is closed each day between 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. for cleaning and disinfecting of public spaces. Face masks are required while in the Museum & Nature Center.
Closures and/or shortened weeks may occur during specific holidays and winter months. Please call ahead to ensure availability: 270-826-2247.
The John James Audubon State Park Museum interprets the lives and work of John James Audubon and his family within a timeline of world events. Three galleries chronicle the Audubon story, including the family's 1810-1819 residency in Henderson, Kentucky. Over 200 objects are on display, including artifacts from Audubon’s Kentucky years, a complete set of his masterwork, The Birds of America, and many original artworks.
|Families (2 adults, 2 children)||$15.00|
|Children/Students (6 – 17 & college w/ID)||$4.00|
|Children 5 & under||Free|
|Friends of Audubon Members||Free|
The permanent exhibit explores the lives and work of John James Audubon and his family within a timeline of world events. Three galleries chronicle the Audubon story, including the family's 1810-1819 residency in Henderson, Kentucky.
Over 200 objects are on display, including artifacts from Audubon's childhood, a complete set of his masterwork, The Birds of America, and many original artworks. Pages in the folios are turned monthly revealing new and exciting images for visitors to see.
The Museum Store offers many nature-inspired products and items for the Audubon enthusiast. Kentucky-crafted products, from walking sticks to soaps and lotions are available along with a wide selection of Audubon prints, books, cards, and souvenirs. Gift cards are available for purchase and may be used at all Kentucky State Parks.
The John James Audubon State Park Nature Center is housed in the same building as the Museum, and sits perched on the edge of the park's beautiful nature preserve. General admission gives visitors access to a wildlife observation room, the Audubon Theater, and the Discovery & Learning Center where our education staff conducts environmental and art education programs. An art gallery in the downstairs Meeting Room frequently displays the work of local artists. Several hiking trails begin/end near the Nature Center, allowing for great outdoor experiences!
For information about nature and art program opportunities, please call the Nature Center Office at 270-826-2247.