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Our grounds and buildings are graced with beautiful art throughout the season. See what's on exhibit today.
Summer 2016 Events
|July 29||Friday Flutters
Enjoy the beautiful sight of colorful flutterers in flight as they fly from flower to flower in search of sweet nectar. Learn about monarchs and other Central Texas butterflies, find out which native plants butterflies prefer, and see butterfly eggs and caterpillars. Come early and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the Play Lawn. Get more information and register here.
|July 30-31||Annual Art Print and Poster Sale @ the Store
All Wildflower Days™ posters on sale this weekend. Buy one (any year) at the regular price, get two of your choice free. All other art prints will be 40% off (excluding Dalhart Windberg prints).
|August 5-7||Texas Sales Tax Holiday @ the Store
Pay no tax on any apparel item under $100. Other items may qualify. Find more information on qualifying purchases here
|August 13-14||Book Sale @ the Store
Enjoy 20-40% off selected titles. Stock is limited, so come early.
|August 20-21||Early Bird Seed Sale @ the Store
Prime wildflower planting season begins next month. Plan ahead and save 20% on wildflower seeds and mixes this weekend. (Does not apply to grass seeds. In-store special only; does not apply to phone or internet orders. No holds or advance purchases.)
|August 27-28||Store Closed
The Store will be closed for our annual inventory. The Wildflower Center remains open.
Fall 2016 Events
Austin Museum Day – September 18 - FREE ADMISSION
Join us for activities all over the Center, from family fun in the Luci and Ian Family Garden to a fall-blooming flowers garden tour. Meet featured artist Laurel Daniel and view her nature paintings. Enjoy story time and a book signing in the Store and story time in the outdoor classroom. We’ll have seed-planting demonstrations and tours throughout the day, and indoor presentations, including how to coexist with coyotes! Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission.
Smithsonian Museum Day LIVE – September 24
Go to the official website to get free admission to the Wildflower Center for two people. Tickets are available after August 1. Guests must present tickets for free admission.
Bug Night Out – October 7
What is crawling through the dirt at dusk? What types of insects take flight at night? Bring a flashlight to our family-friendly event and check out the nightlife at the Center! We’ll have mercury light stations to attract some of the coolest critters. Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Fall Native Plant Sale – October 14-15
Fall is the best time to plant in Texas! The Center’s native plant sales have been helping Texans create beautiful, wildlife-friendly gardens for more than 15 years. Join us to purchase plants, go on garden tours and learn from our horticulture experts.
Members-Only Sale: Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free admission for members.
Public Sale: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Regular admission applies.
Texas Native Plant Week – October 16-22
As Lady Bird Johnson said, native plants "give us a sense of where we are in this great land of ours." We will celebrate native plants of our region with special community programs, hikes and activities all week long. Keep an eye on the website for details!
Celebration of Texas Trees – November 4
Join the Center’s arborists on a walk through the Texas Arboretum. Hear stories of historical Texas oaks as you circle the Hall of Heroes. Learn about the native trees of Texas and how to properly plant them from the experts. Friday, 10 – 11:30 a.m.
Texas Tree Climb – November 5
Celebrate Texas Arbor Day by climbing high into the treetops using harnesses, ropes, and helmets, just like the arborists at the Wildflower Center. See the world from a bird’s eye view and explore a tree canopy among the branches. Trained experts will provide instruction and equipment. Both children (ages 7+) and adults are welcome to climb. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Climbing is free with admission.
Moonlight Hike – November 14
See the beauty of the gardens by moonlight, listen for coyotes howling, and perhaps catch a glimpse of an owl in flight during this evening hike through the gardens and Arboretum. In addition, learn about the history of the Wildflower Center, our work and our mission. Participants are welcome to bring (red light) flashlights. Monday from 7-9 p.m. Ages: 16 and older. Fee: $15.00.