Part of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, the Environmental Education Center is located in Bristol, not far from Providence, on a twenty-eight acre wildlife refuge.
The center has both a natural history museum and an aquarium for visitors to enjoy, along with walking and biking trails through the refuge. Both the buildings and the trails are handicapped accessible.
The Environmental Education Center is a family-friendly place to visit. The Center focuses on teaching about local wildlife and habitats. Regular and school tours can both be scheduled there, and people of all ages can enjoy their range of interactive natural history exhibits, including a life-sized whale. The center schedules regular family programs and rents the facilities for special occasions and meetings. Sometimes themed programs are available as well.
The wildlife refuge was a family farm before it became an educational area, and it has a unique blend of woods, wetlands, and fields for visitors to explore. It also has a quarter mile long boardwalk through marshlands that will take you right to the shores of Narragansett Bay. Bikers as well as hikers can easily enjoy the park since it is located on the East Bay Bike Path.
The Audubon Environmental Education Center is a great place to visit if you're looking to enjoy some of New England's natural beauties. The food and culture of nearby Providence is also worth your time.