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October 5, 2020 - January 31, 2021

Free with Admission
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Oct. 3, 2020 - Jan. 31, 2021

Explore a collection of forts custom designed and built by local architects, designers and artists for the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Stop and build your own fort at Fort Build too.

These creative spaces will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature — and the curious, wonderful ways in which they intersect. Your secret hideout awaits!

Entry is included with regular admission. Timed entry is limited in accordance with pandemic guidelines, and times do sell out. 

Reserve Your Spot

As always, admission is free for members and UT Austin faculty, staff and students. Become a member today! 

Members also get early access beginning at 8 a.m. every day for Member Mornings.

Reserve Member Mornings

Safety Guidelines

Read our Safety Guidelines here.


Pick up a free Passfort field journal when you check in for your visit. With a mini map and many creative prompts for stimulating the imagination, there's space to doodle, document, journal and invent! It's a great way to spend time alone reflecting or working together to observe nature and Fortlandia in a new way. Passforts are available to Fortlandia explorers of any age and are dual language — English and Spanish.

Note: Out of respect for the trees in the Texas Arboretum, please don't waste paper! Please only take as many Passforts as you need for members of your group who want one, and don't let them become litter. Didn't get to fill in all those pages? Pack your Passfort with you the next time you visit!



Two t-shirts with the Fortlandia logo, one is orange and one is light blue.

Show your Fortlandia pride! We have T-shirts for sale online, plus more fantastic Fortlandia merch in the Gift Store (during its open hours).




Lead Sponsor

Carolyn and Jack Long

Supporting Sponsors

H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin

Fort Sponsors

Bartlett Tree Experts
The Carl and Phyllis Detering Foundation
Lynda and Chuck Robb
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Marilyn and Ben Weber
Wella Organics
The Winkler Family Foundation
Melinda and Stephen Winn
The Zachry Foundation

Fort Build Sponsors

Blü Fern
Carolyn and Tom Curtis
Dawn and Tommy Lee Jones
Nancy Taylor

Outdoor Learning Space Sponsors

T. L. Carter Family
Mary and Steve Knight
MFI Foundation

Additional Sponsor

Austin Wood Recycling


October 5, 2020
January 31
Free with Admission
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