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Events Calendar

Seminars, sales, special events - there's always something going on at the Wildflower Center. To find out more about Wildflower Center events, sign up for the Wildflower Wire, our monthly email newsletter.

Upcoming Events

August 30 - December 7 "Morphogenesis" by Barbara Attwell
In “Morphogenesis,” Attwell shows her fantastical, organic felted wool works that evoke plants, tentacles and caterpillars.
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August 30 - December 7 Cynthia Clerc Exhibit
Enjoy Clerc’s mixed media constructions glorifying nature in the Store.
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Saturday through Monday, August 31–September 2 Labor Day Weekend Sidewalk Sale
Major reductions on gifts, decorative accessories, apparel. Summer apparel clearance.
Sunday, September 7 National Grandparents Day
For National Grandparent’s Day, visit the Little House for self-guided activities and share family time together in the Luci and Ian Family Garden. Also, treat your grandparent to a bird feeder, reduced 20 percent this weekend at the Store.
Sunday, September 21, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Austin Museum Day - FREE ADMISSION
Enjoy Austin Museum Day this year at the Wildflower Center. Free admission all day. There will be many activities in the Luci and Ian Family Garden. Discover Nature Art. Hear a story in the Cedar Elm Outdoor Classroom. Go on a scavenger hunt that takes you through our Woodland Trail. Enjoy the big play lawn. We’ll have a giant Tic-Tac-Toe game along with bubbles and Hula Hoops. Come on out and play!
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Saturday, September 27 Smithsonian Museum Day Live!
The Wildflower Center will offer free admission for folks participating in the Smithsonian Museum Live! program. You must get tickets online first at www.smithsonianmag.com to receive free admission.
Saturday, October 4 Bug Night Out
Bring a flashlight for this family friendly guided tour looking for autumn insects that come out at night. Evening in the Arboretum.
October 11 -12 Fall Native Plant Sale
Autumn is a great time to plant in Texas, because new plants have time to establish before the onset of spring. This year’s Member Preview on October 10 will feature hard-to-find native plants, staff on hand to answer questions, and a presentation by esteemed Texas architect Ted Flato. During the Public Sale October 11–12, grab plants for your garden, and join us for family activities, book signings, and walks in the garden.
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October 18 Discover Hibernation & Change
Family activities and presentations during this season of change exploring how plants and animals prepare for the coming winter. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, October 18
October 19–25 Texas Native Plant Week
Celebrate the beauty of Texas native plants during Texas Native Plant Week. Native plant field guides will be 20 percent off this week at the Store. October 19–25
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Saturday, October 25 Nature Create
Make acorn fairy houses, leaf stencils and more with natural materials. Wear your Halloween costume and get a treat in the Store. 10 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday, October 25
Saturday, October 25 “Ding Bat” Signing
Evalen and John Cruzan sign “Ding Bat,” a children’s book, in the Store. 1–4 p.m. Halloween items will be reduced 25 percent. Saturday, October 25
November 4 - 30 Photo Contest Display
Photographs from our annual contest on display in the McDermott Learning Center. Tuesday, November 4, through Sunday, November 30
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November 8 - 9 Wildflower Days™ 2015 Art Revealed
We’ll be introducing the official art for Wildflower Days™ 2015! Prints of the chosen art will be available the entire weekend for the first time. Saturday and Sunday, November 8–9
Sunday, November 23 Fibonacci Day
Fibonacci Day celebrates Fibonacci numbers and related spirals found in nature. Visit our Nature’s Spiral feature in the Family Garden and consider a book about spirals in nature in the Store. Sunday, November 23
November 27 Wildflower Center Closed
Thanksgiving Day, November 27
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November 28–30 Holiday Countdown Begins
Stop by our Store for discounts on holiday cards, ornaments and special gifts related to Black Friday. Saturday and Sunday, November 28–30

 

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