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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

January 2 - May 31 Sun McColgin's "Relics in the Field" Exhibit Continues
Steel Sculptures on the grounds.
March 26 - May 31 "Colors of Spring" Exhibit
Shou Ping is back with her paper sculptures through May 31.
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April 30 – May 30 "Texas Highways Photography" Annual Show
Explore phenomenal images from across Texas during Texas Highways magazine annual photo exhibit. A perennial favorite. Through May 30.
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May 30 Memorial Day @ the Store
Open 9 to 5. Sidewalk Sale continues at the Store.
June 1-August 31 Sprouts
The weekly Sprouts Preschool program is geared towards ages 3-5 and meets in the Family Garden. Themes and topics change weekly and are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don't forget your water bottle! Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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June 4-August 27 Nature Play Hour in the Family Garden
Come explore the Family Garden with a guided activity. This program is informal and led by experienced Nature Play Guides. Activities are inquiry based to allow you to guide your child's learning. There's a new activity each week! Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
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June 4-5 National Trails Day @ the Store
National Trails Day is the country's largest celebration of trails. Come walk the trails of our nearly 300-acre botanical gardens and managed lands and enjoy a 20% discount on hiking sticks, baseball caps and bird books at the Store.
June 4-August 21 "Florescence" Exhibit @ the McDermott Learning Center
Andrew Stalder's amazing, photorealistic floral oil paintings will be in the McDermott Learning Center. See current and upcoming exhibits here.
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June 4-August 28 "Naturescapes" Exhibit @ the Store
Wildflower Days™ 2016 official artist, Anna Lisa Leal, presents her works in the Store. See current and upcoming exhibits here.
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June 9 Nature Nights: Harnessing Fire
Fire is a valuable tool used in managing wildlands. Come see the equipment and tools used for prescribed burns and wildfires with experts from the Wildflower Center, City of Austin Fire Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy and Texas A & M Forestry Service. See all Nature Nights here!
June 11-12 Flag Day @ the Store
Flag Day is Sunday, so all our banners are on a 20% off special this weekend. You can also prepare for Father's Day (coming up next weekend!) with 20% off all men's apparel and a special selection of men's gifts.
June 16 Nature Nights: Grow!
What do plants and animals need to grow? Discover how the life cycles of animals and plants vary and what it takes to sustain life, and learn how to grow native plants in your own backyard. Author Suzanne Labry signs Bluebonnet Babies in the Store. See all Nature Nights here!
June 18 Family Wildflower Cave Tour
Come explore what's underneath the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center with your tween. Enter a small, crawly cave to learn more about the cave environment that is the Edwards Aquifer. Squeeze through a tight passage as you experience the path water follows as it travels underground and encounter the critters that call the cave home.
June 18-19 Father's Day weekend @ the Store
For Father's Day weekend we're taking 20% off all wind chimes and garden décor.
June 23 Nature Nights: Pollinate
How many pollinators does it take to make a banana split? Come find out! Pollinators play an important role in our ecosystems by pollinating not only our native plants, but our food crops, too. Learn about all the bees, butterflies and other pollinators in the area and their impact on our modern lives. Author Laura Logan signs Little Butterfly in the Store. See all Nature Nights here!
June 25 International Mud Day
Celebrate the wonders of mud in the Family Garden. Come dressed for the mess! Soils play an important role in healthy landscapes, and we love learning by playing and getting our hands dirty at the Center. Explore bugs and other organisms that live in dirt and mud, make seed balls to take home and craft mud into works of art. After everyone washes their hands, dig into the summer clearance sale at the Store. Regular admission prices apply.
June 30 Nature Nights: Predators
Get up close to predators of Central Texas as they fly, stalk and slither. Enjoy a presentation on birds of prey on the Play Lawn featuring live hawks and owls. Visit the live snake exhibit to learn about snakes native to Central Texas. Find out what it takes to be a herpetologist from Dr. Travis LaDuc in his special presentation about Texas snakes. Author Divya Srinivasan signs Little Owl's Day in the Store. See all Nature Nights here!
July 2-3 Fourth of July Sale @ the Store
Gearing up for the national holiday, save 10% on any book with "America" in the title.
July 8 Creek Critter Friday
In this special evening program, families will work together to search for critters in Dino Creek. Families can explore with nets and field guides. Come early and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the Play Lawn. Get more information and register here.
July 9-10 Out-for-the-Summer Sale @ the Store
At the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, we know little hands are connected to big minds and we always encourage exploration. This weekend, select toys, games and books from the children's department are on sale.
July 12 The Amazing Family Garden Race
Sign your family up to play The Amazing Family Garden Race! Work together and as a team and independently to complete various mental and physical challenges in the Family Garden. Come early and pack a picnic dinner to enjoy on the Play Lawn. Get more information and register here.
July 16-17 Annual Hot as Hades @ the Store
Help us celebrate the climbing temperatures and sun-soaked days with 20% off selected food items, sunglasses and personal fans.
July 24 Lady Bird Day
In July, we honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and recognize the environmental legacy and legislation that she inspired. Enjoy exhibits, children's activities, book signings and more from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in celebration of the "Environmental First Lady." Admission will be FREE.
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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.

 

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