One event on April 9, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on April 16, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on October 8, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on November 5, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on December 10, 2022 at 10:00 am
One event on January 14, 2023 at 10:00 am
One event on October 25, 2022 at 6:00 pm
Join us in the gardens on select Saturdays to play, learn and discover. Enjoy different themed family-friendly activities designed for all ages. Drop-in programs are designed for guests of all ages to learn, create and explore the gardens together.
Select Saturdays, 10 a.m. – noon.
This is a free drop-in program and will be held outdoors in the Luci and Ian Family Garden. Please come dressed for the weather and don’t forget your water bottle!
October 8 – Make Your Own Fortlandia Flag
Celebrate the opening of Fortlandia this year with your own unique Fortlandia flag! Drop in and make your own flag on this special day.
October 25 (during Tuesday Twilight, 6 – 7 p.m.) – Monarch Flyway
Each fall migratory monarch butterflies make the incredible journey across America to overwinter in Mexico. Using several different flyways during their journey south, in October monarchs merge into a single flyway as they cross over Central Texas. Fly by during this drop-in program and discover how generation after generation of monarchs know exactly which flyway to take each year and what you can do to support our traveling friends on their long journey!
October 25 (during Tuesday Twilight, 6:30 – 8 p.m.) – Sky Fishing for Nocturnal Insects
Join the newest member of our Science & Conservation Department, Michael Caballero, to learn how scientists both collect and observe nocturnal insects. Using large landing areas and bright lights to attract a variety of nocturnal insects, participants will have the chance to learn how to identify the nocturnal species we might encounter throughout the evening and how they too can recreate this experience in their own backyard!
This Drop-in & Discover will take place in our Theme Gardens right next to the Insectary.
November 5 – Grow Your Own Native Tree for Texas Arbor Day
Decorate your own planter, plant a native tree seed and learn how to transplant your seedling into your garden once it’s time.
December 10 – Holiday Nature Creation
Drop in and make a holiday bookmark or suncatcher using native plant materials. Give as a gift for a special friend or keep for yourself, either way you’ll be inspired by native plants each time you see it!
January 14 – Who’s Been Here?
Calling all detectives! We have scat and tracks in the gardens and need your help to figure out who’s been here. Take a closer look at different types of scat and tracks from native animals and learn how to identify them using field guides.
These drop-in programs will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.
This program is free with regular garden admission (and does not require separate registration). Presently, admission by reservation is encouraged but not required.
Reservations for general admission can be made up to seven days in advance.
PHOTO John W. Clark