An award-winning nature center just south of downtown Phoenix
Photo: Chantal Duquette
The LEED Platinum certified Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center is a 7,850 ft² nature center in the heart of Phoenix's Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area--a 600-acre park space in the historic Salt River corridor. Located less than two miles from downtown Phoenix, the Center is a gateway to a lush Sonoran riparian habitat used by over 200 species of birds and other wildlife. The free admission Center offers interactive exhibits, an interpretive loop trail, connections to the Rio Salado Habitat's sixteen miles of hiking and riding trails and a variety of programs, including family nature walks, wildlife encounters, birding classes and bird walks, school field trip programs and more.