Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - The University of Texas at Austin information

Little House

The Little House is a charming one-room house with sweeping views of the Wildflower Center gardens. Itís a special place for our little guests to visit. Children can enter through a small door, help themselves to materials and read, play with puzzles, draw, or look at small nature displays. Its small secluded courtyard has large pots to dig in the sand and a childrenís garden is within view.

The Little House is separated into three focus centers: book nook, puzzle, and drawing areas. There is a set of little chairs, school desk and sensory table that was made by painting our mismatched furniture with flowers, butterflies, and ladybugs. The sensory table can be used for touchable natural objects. Kids can slip their art in transparent pockets on quilts hung on doors or take their masterpieces home.

Programs in the Little House

Come read a story with us this winter! We will have Storytime in theWinter especially for kids ages 2-6. It will be on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. during the months of December, January and February. We will have a nature based topic each week. Storytime will take place in the Little House and will last approximately one hour. We will have a story, song, activity and outdoor hike if the weather is good. If we have bad weather we will make a craft after the story.

Here are the dates for our storytime.

December - 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20

January - 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31

February - 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28

No pre-registration required. Arrive early for a spot as space is limited. There is no additional fee for this program, but you must pay the general admission fee upon arrival.

Please Note: Children must be accompanied by a guardian to participate in Storytime in the Winter. Regular admission fees apply for non-members.