Prospect Park Audubon Center - Prospect Park Alliance

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Prospect Park Audubon Center

Prospect Park Alliance offers free public programming that allows park visitors of all ages to explore the diversity of nature in Prospect Park at the Prospect Park Audubon Center. This first urban-area Audubon Center in the nation is the result of a partnership forged in 2000 between the Prospect Park Alliance and Audubon New York, the state office for National Audubon Society. 

The two organizations partner on innovative programming and activities, which take place at the Boathouse, a historic landmark and place of active discovery with hands-on exhibits for children and adults, surrounded by acres of carefully restored natural habitat, and throughout the Park through the Alliance’s Pop-Up Audubon program. In Spring 2015, the Alliance expanded its public programs, with new weekend hours at the Boathouse, a second Pop-Up Audubon tent and free Discovery Packs for families filled with binoculars, magnifying glasses, nature journals and games to help you explore the Park on the go.

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December 2019–March 2020: CLOSED with the exception of the school holidays listed below Dec 26–29, Jan 1, Jan 20 + Feb 17–21: OPEN from 12–4 pm Check back in April 2020 for spring hours!


The Audubon Center is located near the Lincoln Road entrance. Cross the Park Drive and follow path under Cleft Ridge Span.

Pop-Up Audubon

Enjoy nature programs in different natural areas around the park May through September.

Meet the Audubon Center Animals

Plus, visit these critters Thursdays–Sundays at Animal Encounter programming!

Group Visits

Schools and other groups are welcome to visit during public hours. Visits are self-guided and require a reservation. Call (718) 287-6776 x104 for more information.


The Boathouse is a perfect location for weddings and other special occasions.

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