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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

March 7 - May 30 Nature Play Hour
Come explore the Family Garden with a guided nature activity Saturdays from 10 - 11 a.m.! This program is informal and led by experienced Nature Play Guides. Activities are inquiry based to allow the visitor to guide their own learning.
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March 15 - May 31 Wildflower Days™
Spring comes alive with wildflowers. From March 15 to May 31 we celebrate the bounty of spring by opening 7 days a week, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Play in the Family Garden, take photos along the trails and meadows, shop at the Store and grab a bite at the Café.
March 21 - August 23 Exhibits “Alternate Views” and “Paper Sculptures” Open
Sculptor Roger Foster’s “Alternate Views” brings beautiful limestone “oculars” to the grounds through August 23. Shou Ping returns to the Center with her popular 3-D paper art (get them while they last), through May 31. Meet both artists during the Artists & Artisans Festival, March 21-22.
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April 18-19 Earth Day Book Events @ The Store
To celebrate Earth Day (which officially occurs Wednesday, April 22), all ecology books are 10% off this weekend. Biologist Mark Gustafson will sign his new book, A Naturalist’s Guide to the Texas Hill Country, from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, meet J. Griffis Smith, who will sign On the Road with Texas Highways, 2 to 4 p.m.
April 24-26 Arbor Day Specials @ The Store
In celebration of National Arbor Day (April 24), all tree books are 10% off Friday through the weekend. Come check out the new edition of the classic book, Famous Trees of Texas.
April 25 - May 24 Texas Highways Photography
Explore phenomenal images taken statewide during Texas Highways magazine photo exhibit. Photos come from this May's magazine and previous springs. Through May 24.
May 2-3 National Wildflower Week @ The Store
As a preview to National Wildflower Week, the Store will have a 10% discount on wildflower field guides. Mother’s Day is next weekend: save on aluminum hollowware & porcelain diffusers for Mom.
May 5 - 11 National Wildflower Week
Celebrate the glory of North American wildflowers during National Wildflower Week. Buy seeds! Take a wildflower hike or drive! Stay tuned for events at the Center.
May 9-10 Mother’s Day Weekend @ The Store
On Saturday, Denise Counley signs the 2015 Wildflower Days™ art print from 1 to 4 p.m. Check out our “Buy Two, Get the Third Free” jewelry selection. And taste our delicious Lambrecht Toffee, 1 to 3p.m.
May 16-17 Celebrating the First Anniversary of the Luci and Ian Family Garden
On Saturday, Allison Amador signs the new classic, Goodnight Austin, 1 to 4 p.m in the Store. Selected children’s apparel will also be reduced for the weekend.
May 23-25 Annual Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale @ The Store
Drastically reduced gifts, apparel and decorative accessories. It’s also our annual T-shirt clearance. The Center is open on Memorial Day, May 25.
May 30 - End of Summer “Wildflowers and Wax” Exhibit Opens @ the Store
The Art of Encaustic Painting. Beautiful Creations by Sarah St. Laurent. Opens May 30 for the entire summer at the store.
June 1 - August 23 Exhibit “Alternate Views” Sculptures
Sculptor Roger Foster’s “Alternate Views” brings beautiful limestone oculars to the grounds.
June 1 - August 31 Sprouts
The weekly Sprouts Preschool program is geared towards ages 2-6 and meets in the Little House. New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don't forget your water bottle! Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
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June 1 - August 31 Nature Play 
Come explore the Family Garden with a guided activity from 10 - 11 a.m. This program is informal and led by experienced Nature Play Guides. Activities are inquiry based to allow you to guide your child’s learning. New activity each week. Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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June 6 - August 31 Exhibit “The Nature of Art”
Art from the Wildflower Center Collection at the McDermott Learning Center.
June 6-7 Celebrate National Trails Day @ the Store
Saturday is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails. Come walk the trails this weekend on our 279 acres and save on hiking sticks, caps and bird books, all 20% off at the Store!
June 13-14 Flag Day Weekend @ the Store
Flag Day is Sunday, so all our banners are 20% off. Get ready for Father’s Day next weekend. All men’s apparel is 20% off, along with a special selection of men’s gifts.
June 20-21 Father’s Day Weekend @ the Store.
Save 20% this weekend on all wind chimes and garden décor.
June 27 International Mud Day
Celebrate the wonders of mud in the Family Garden. Come dressed for the mess and be prepared to explore bugs and other organisms that live in dirt and mud, make seed balls, mud pies and get up close and personal with a giant mud mound. Event will include a rinse off station, so bring extra clothes and towels as needed. The Store will have 20% off kinetic sand, and an annual clearance continues on gifts, decorative accessories and apparel. Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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July 1-22 Go Native U: Botany X-Files – Unlocking the Mysteries of Food and Drug Plants
This class series for adults covers the basics of botany as it applies to everyday life. Lectures accompany hands-on activities and focus on plants we encounter in everyday life used as food, drinks, herbs, spices and medicine. Thursdays, 1 – 5 p.m.
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July 5 American Books On Sale @ the Store
Save 10% on any book with “America” in the title.
July 11-12 Children’s Department Sale @ the Store
Save on select toys, games and books.
July 18-19 Annual Hot as Hades Sale @ the Store
Selected food items 20% off this weekend, as well as sunglasses and personal fans.
July 26 Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
The Wildflower Center goes all out to honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all she has done for our nation's environment. This day with FREE ADMISSION recognizes Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and the environmental legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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August 1-2 Annual Art Print and Poster Sale @ the Store
All Wildflower Days™ posters on sale this weekend. Buy one (any year) at regular price, get two of your choice free. All other art prints 30%-50% off. (Does not apply to Dalhart Windberg prints.)
August 7-9 Texas Sales Tax Holiday @ the Store
Pay no tax on any apparel item under $100. Other items may qualify.
August 15-16 Pre-Inventory Book Sale @ the Store
Selected titles 20%-40% off. Limited stock.
August 22-23 Early Bird Seed Sale @ the Store
Wildflower planting time begins next month. Plan ahead and save 20% on wildflower seeds and mixes this Saturday and Sunday. Does not apply to grass seeds. (In-store special only; does not apply to phone, Internet orders. No holds, advance purchases.)
August 29-30 Store Closed for Inventory

 

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