The Wildflower Center is Family Friendly. Try these fun things for kids and parents.
- Check out a Discovery Pack from the Visitors Gallery
- Scouts can check out backbacks from the Visitors Gallery to fulfill several badge requirements
- Visit the Little House and scavenge for “bugs” in the courtyard containers
- Catch a breeze on the swings in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum
- Build a shelter in the arboretum with natural materials
- Have a picnic. We have many picnic areas with tables and benches
- Look for caterpillars in the insectary in spring and summer
- Count the turtles and fish in the Wetland Pond
- Walk on the trails and see native birds, wildflowers and more
- Look for butterflies in the Ann and O.J. Weber Butterfly Garden
- Check out the interactive exhibits in the Visitors Gallery and the gallery cart for what’s blooming outdoors
- Climb the San Antonio Tower to get an eagle’s eye view for miles
Wildflowers aren’t the only art we have.
- Check out the exhibits in the McDermott Learning Center and The Store
- Meet nature artists at select events—check wildflower.org for opportunities
- Take your own art photos. (Commercial photographers must follow on-site policies)
- Visit the media room in the Visitors Gallery and view Bruce Leander’s wildflower photos
- Bring your sketchbook or easel and create your own art under the eaves in our courtyard or elsewhere
Want a fit body and a tranquil mind? The Wildflower Center brings nature and nurture together.
- Take a run on the 1.1 mile groomed trail in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum
- Take a short walk or hike along our trails and look for deer, roadrunners and other wildlife: Arboretum, John Barr, and Research Trail (all ADA and stroller accessible)
- Climb the San Antonio Tower for an expansive view of nature
- Two-fer: Ride your bike in the free Veloway nearby and park it in our bike rack while you visit the gardens as a member (regular admissions apply otherwise)