Let’s All Get Back to Nature!

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium

To Reopen on Saturday, June 27, 2020

1401 Hope Street, Bristol, RI

Visitors Must Register in Advance for Timed Ticket Entry

Smithfield, RI –  Welcome back!


Even though the Audubon trails and boardwalk to Narragansett Bay have been busy, it’s been a quiet few months inside the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, RI following a temporary closure due to Covid-19.


Audubon staff, our Ravens Zach and Lucy, and the numerous marine creatures in the aquarium are all ready to welcome visitors back! New admission guidelines and outdoor programs for small groups have been carefully planned with safety in mind. Visit for details.


 What You Need to Know Before You Go:


– The Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium will reopen on June 27, 2020, from 9:30 to 3:00 pm, then follow a Thursday to Sunday schedule until further notice.  


To allow for social distancing and for the safety of staff and visitors, advance registration for timed ticket entry is required. 


Tickets will not be sold at the door.


For additional safety guidelines and to register for your visit, go to


– Trails and pollinator garden remain open for all to enjoy from dawn to dusk, no ticket required, safety guidelines apply.

– The Nature Shop will be open from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Tickets are not required, limited shopper capacity will apply.

– For details on the new outdoor summer programs, visit the events calendar at

Safety Guidelines

Admission limited to 25 guests for a 1.5 hour visitation window.


On-site temperature screenings will be taken at admission.


Masks and social distancing are required for visitors and staff, except for children under 2 or those with underlying health conditions.


Hand sanitizer stations will be available.