The Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is open with FALL operating hours (Friday - Sunday, 8am - 3pm), Thursdays by appointment only through February 14th. 

Must contact us at least 48 hours prior to your requested Thursday date. Email us at MLAC@audubon.org to book a time. 

Please review visit guidelines at our COVID-19 Guidelines webpage. Review our hours and general guidelines at the Plan Your Visit webpage. Purchase your tickets today HERE.

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Connecting people with nature

Photo: Sean Fitzgerald

Outdoor education, conservation, and world-class birding on reclaimed natural habitat – leaders on the south side of San Antonio

Our wetland habitat is one of the last critical stopover grounds before the Texas Coast, where 98.5% of long-distance migratory bird species in the US pass through, many which are about to fly for hours or days over open ocean. Not only are we one of the best spots for birding in San Antonio, we also open our doors to more than 4,000 students annually for outdoor science and conservation education, which most students do not get in traditional schooling. So, come explore our habitat, walk our native gardens, take a class or a tour, volunteer, or give your support to our education and conservation programs. Whatever your age or interests we have a way to help connect you the wild and beautiful natural place we live, just far enough south of downtown to melt away everyday life. 

Our Programs

Birding
Birding

Birding

Join the country's fastest growing leisure sport.

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Conservation
Conservation

Conservation

Bird conservation is at the core of what we do.

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Student Tours and Programs
Programs

Student Tours and Programs

Guided and unguided tours for school groups.

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