April 5, 2020

Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium Closed in Response to COVID-19

All Audubon Facilities are Closed Through March 31, 2020 March Nature Walks and Programs are Cancelled

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Smithfield, RI (March 13, 2020) – In support of efforts to stem the outbreak of COVID-19, the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is temporarily closing the Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, RI to the public. All programs, classes, and events are also cancelled. We are looking to reopen on March 31, 2020 but will be making decisions based on guidelines from the Rhode Island Department of Health.

For those who have signed up for a program that has been cancelled, Audubon will refund registration fees. But individuals may also make the choice to convert their fee into a donation. This would help Audubon to weather the economic fallout of the virus.

In this time of uncertainty, walks in nature can provide a much needed source of stress relief.

Audubon encourages the public to use the outdoor trails at the Nature Center and Aquarium, as well as trails on all of Audubon’s other public wildlife refuges across the state. For a listing of wildlife refuges and trail maps, visit www.asri.org/hike.

We believe a temporary closure of the Nature Center and Aquarium and other facilities at this time is the best preventative action to take in order to help keep our members, community, and staff safe.

We look forward to welcoming you back when the Nature Center and Aquarium reopens. Updates will be posted on www.asri.org .

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting birds, wildlife, and their habitats through environmental education, advocacy, and land conservation. The state’s first environmental organization, the Society now protects nearly 10,000 acres in a network of refuges, pristine properties and wildlife habitats. One of the largest private environmental educators in the state, in 2017 Audubon staff taught approximately 20,000 people across the region. Audubon Society of Rhode Island is not affiliated with National Audubon.

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