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EVENTS & CLASSES

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Dino Nites

Friday evenings through June 28

Kids crossing creek

Camp Wildflower

Select days in June

A close up of a bunch of misty white Mexican plum blooms and leaves.

Yoga Retreat

Fridays, June 21 & July 26 

A pipevine swallowtail butterfly pollinates a thistle plant.

Gardening for Wildlife Series

Saturdays, July 14, 21 & 28

FIND A PLANT

Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

Want to soak up the sun at the Wildflower Center? Starting June 15th through August 31st, our summer hours will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with the gardens staying open until 3 p.m. for later arrivals. 🌻 Check out all of our gardens, explore the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, and catch all the rays you want earlier in the day! Plan your visit at the link in our bio!

📷: Theresa DiMenno  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
A bug’s eye view! 🦋🐝🦗

Get up close and personal with a very important sector of the Wildflower Center’s ecosystem - insects! Insects and native plants have a symbiotic bond: bugs find food and shelter among the greenery, while plants rely on them for pollination, ensuring both flourish together. How many of these insects can you identify? 🔎 Sound off in the comments!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
If you couldn’t make it our to our Dino Nite event on Friday - no worries! You’ll get your chance to prove your paleontologist prowess at the next one, coming up soon on June 14th. 🌙🦖

We’ll be throwing a Dino Disco dance-off, cooling down with popsicles, and digging up some dino bones at our Excavation Station, all while surrounded by the animatronic stars of our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit. Hurry and grab your tickets before they go extinct - link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
🔦 Head(lamp)s up: the CaveSim team - also part of our free Nature Nights event this evening - will be at the Wildflower Center from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. today for visitors to experience their amazingly realistic mobile cave, along with a vertical caving tower and more! Swing by before the activities ramp up at 6 p.m. to learn about science, conservation, and exploration AND get extra time with these caving pros 🪨 More details at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover nature's laboratory this World Environment Day by taking a stroll down our research trails! 

Cross the side driveway (where roadrunners are known to roam!) and embark on the John Barr Trail or explore the Simmons Research Trail loop, where our center's conservation research comes to life. From fire's impact to drought-resistant native flora in bloom, these trails are an exploration of environmental resilience. You'll also find several plots representing research on ecological design such as green roofs! 🌱

The Wildflower Center, as part of @texasscience, supports conservation research leveraging native plants and innovative design to combat environmental challenges like water scarcity, climate change, and ecosystem degradation. Learn more about our work at the link in our bio.

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #WorldEnvironmentDay
What’s in Season: Gregg’s mistflower (Conoclinium greggii)! 🦋

The beautiful purple-blue blossoms on this native plant aren’t just for show - they will also attract lots of butterflies as they make their journey through Texas in the fall! Gregg’s mistflower blooms March to November, providing nectar for a variety of pollinator inspect species during that period. Consider planting some in your garden this year!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
The Wildflower Center is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day (May 18th) through Labor Day (September 2nd). ❤️

The museum access program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts (@neaarts) and Blue Star Families (@bluestarfamilies), in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums, botanical gardens, and other organizations across the United States. Tag your active-duty friends and family below - we want to see them enjoying our gardens this summer!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
✨ Y'all ready for some after-hours adventure? Our Nature Nights series starts on June 6th, and we're celebrating National Caves & Karst Day like never before! Bring the whole fam for a FREE evening of hands-on learning and exploration - here's what's on the agenda:

1️⃣ Explore our epic Wildflower Center caves! (Cave tours are limited and given on a first come first served basis. See website for additional details.) 

2️⃣ Learn about sinkholes on one of our walk-and-talks, starting at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.!

3️⃣ Scale CaveSim’s climbing tower and/or check out their mobile cave.

4️⃣ Meet a real-life paleontologist and representatives from UT Grotto (@undergroundtexasgrotto), chow down at the Café, spot animatronic dinos, and more!

📣A huge shoutout to @heb for sponsoring this event! Remember...admission's on us from 5 to 9 p.m.! Activities kick off at 6 p.m., find more details at the link below. No need to RSVP - we'll see you there ✨

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #NatureNights
The animatronic dinosaurs at the Wildflower Center have been doing a whole lot more than just looking cool, apparently - they’ve really been making the most of their time here! From relaxing in our gardens, to learning more about conservation, to hanging out in our gift shop and café…this place is any dino’s dream come true. ✨🦖

🌿 Plan your own day full of flowers, fossilized friends, and fun by purchasing your Dinosaurs Around the World Tickets at the link in our bio! 

Big thanks to our friends at @fortworthbotanicgarden for helping this extra-special dino come to life 😉

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaurDay
Want to soak up the sun at the Wildflower Center? Starting June 15th through August 31st, our summer hours will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily, with the gardens staying open until 3 p.m. for later arrivals. 🌻 Check out all of our gardens, explore the Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, and catch all the rays you want earlier in the day! Plan your visit at the link in our bio!

📷: Theresa DiMenno  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
A bug’s eye view! 🦋🐝🦗

Get up close and personal with a very important sector of the Wildflower Center’s ecosystem - insects! Insects and native plants have a symbiotic bond: bugs find food and shelter among the greenery, while plants rely on them for pollination, ensuring both flourish together. How many of these insects can you identify? 🔎 Sound off in the comments!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
If you couldn’t make it our to our Dino Nite event on Friday - no worries! You’ll get your chance to prove your paleontologist prowess at the next one, coming up soon on June 14th. 🌙🦖

We’ll be throwing a Dino Disco dance-off, cooling down with popsicles, and digging up some dino bones at our Excavation Station, all while surrounded by the animatronic stars of our Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit. Hurry and grab your tickets before they go extinct - link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
🔦 Head(lamp)s up: the CaveSim team - also part of our free Nature Nights event this evening - will be at the Wildflower Center from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. today for visitors to experience their amazingly realistic mobile cave, along with a vertical caving tower and more! Swing by before the activities ramp up at 6 p.m. to learn about science, conservation, and exploration AND get extra time with these caving pros 🪨 More details at the link in our bio!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Discover nature's laboratory this World Environment Day by taking a stroll down our research trails! 

Cross the side driveway (where roadrunners are known to roam!) and embark on the John Barr Trail or explore the Simmons Research Trail loop, where our center's conservation research comes to life. From fire's impact to drought-resistant native flora in bloom, these trails are an exploration of environmental resilience. You'll also find several plots representing research on ecological design such as green roofs! 🌱

The Wildflower Center, as part of @texasscience, supports conservation research leveraging native plants and innovative design to combat environmental challenges like water scarcity, climate change, and ecosystem degradation. Learn more about our work at the link in our bio.

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #WorldEnvironmentDay
What’s in Season: Gregg’s mistflower (Conoclinium greggii)! 🦋

The beautiful purple-blue blossoms on this native plant aren’t just for show - they will also attract lots of butterflies as they make their journey through Texas in the fall! Gregg’s mistflower blooms March to November, providing nectar for a variety of pollinator inspect species during that period. Consider planting some in your garden this year!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild
The Wildflower Center is proud to participate in the Blue Star Museum program, offering free admission to our nation's active-duty military personnel and their families, from Armed Forces Day (May 18th) through Labor Day (September 2nd). ❤️

The museum access program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts (@neaarts) and Blue Star Families (@bluestarfamilies), in collaboration with the Department of Defense and museums, botanical gardens, and other organizations across the United States. Tag your active-duty friends and family below - we want to see them enjoying our gardens this summer!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter
✨ Y'all ready for some after-hours adventure? Our Nature Nights series starts on June 6th, and we're celebrating National Caves & Karst Day like never before! Bring the whole fam for a FREE evening of hands-on learning and exploration - here's what's on the agenda:

1️⃣ Explore our epic Wildflower Center caves! (Cave tours are limited and given on a first come first served basis. See website for additional details.) 

2️⃣ Learn about sinkholes on one of our walk-and-talks, starting at 6:45 and 7:45 p.m.!

3️⃣ Scale CaveSim’s climbing tower and/or check out their mobile cave.

4️⃣ Meet a real-life paleontologist and representatives from UT Grotto (@undergroundtexasgrotto), chow down at the Café, spot animatronic dinos, and more!

📣A huge shoutout to @heb for sponsoring this event! Remember...admission's on us from 5 to 9 p.m.! Activities kick off at 6 p.m., find more details at the link below. No need to RSVP - we'll see you there ✨

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #NatureNights
The animatronic dinosaurs at the Wildflower Center have been doing a whole lot more than just looking cool, apparently - they’ve really been making the most of their time here! From relaxing in our gardens, to learning more about conservation, to hanging out in our gift shop and café…this place is any dino’s dream come true. ✨🦖

🌿 Plan your own day full of flowers, fossilized friends, and fun by purchasing your Dinosaurs Around the World Tickets at the link in our bio! 

Big thanks to our friends at @fortworthbotanicgarden for helping this extra-special dino come to life 😉

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaurDay

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Snow-on-the-prairie and a paper wasp; because it's a UVIVF image, the centers of the flowers stand out in blue against a plant that looks purple, and clumps of pollen shine bright white.

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Reflections and Reclamation

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Grounded

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