Visit Audubon Museum & Nature Center in Henderson, Kentucky

January 15, 2018
Category: Henderson, KY Attractions

The Audubon Museum & Nature Center is located at 3100 US Highway 41 North. The two imperative places to visit in Henderson Kentucky are set in a 1938 stone building developed like a chateau. The historic site is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum and nature center may be closed on certain days through winter and on some holidays. You can call (270) 827-1893 to confirm if it is open, in case you want to be sure.

About the Audubon Museum & Nature Center

Audubon Museum, also a state park, celebrates the work and life, also preserves the legacy of the most famous resident of Henderson, John James Audubon. The exhibits are mostly his own accomplishments but there is also a timeline of his entire family and contemporary world events during his lifetime. There are three galleries at the museum, chronicling the story of the Audubon family, covering their time of residence in Henderson from 1810 to 1819. There are more than two hundred items at the museum including his bird’s masterpiece. There are several original artifacts and artworks.

Admission to the museum and nature center is $12 for a family of two adults and two children. Individual adults pay $5 and seniors pay $4. Military personnel, serving or retired, pay just $4. Children with college ID and aged six to seventeen pay $3. Children under the age of five and members of Friends of Audubon get free admission. If you are staying at the park then you qualify for a discount. There are group rates for tours, docent-led or self-guided. You can call the aforementioned number to find out more specific information based on your requirements.

While at the museum and nature center, you should explore as many of the over thousand items in the collection, including original lithographs, copper plates used for engraving, paintings, manuscripts, family letters, rare books, heirloom silver, clothing and hair jewelry. There are some taxidermied birds on display. There is a museum store where you can shop for souvenirs. The nature center also has an observation room where wildlife enthusiasts would have a satiating time. There is a theater and learning center.

Stay at Economy Inn and Suites Henderson

Economy Inn and Suites is located less than two miles from the Audubon Museum State Park. You can take a leisurely stroll if you want. Reserve your stay at our Henderson hotel in advance to secure availability and also to get the best deal online at https://www.economyinnsuites.com/