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Nature Nights: 40 Years of Wildflowers

June 9, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Lady Bird Johnson in May 1995.

Nature Nights are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages.

Kick off the summer season at Nature Nights this year and help us celebrate the Wildflower Center’s 40th anniversary! In 1982 founders Lady Bird Johnson and actress Helen Hayes established the National Wildflower Research Center which we know today as Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Focusing on the preservation of native wildflowers to restore and create more sustainable, beautiful landscapes throughout North America, Lady Bird hoped to inspire all and serve as a model for future generations. So this year, party like it’s 1982 and join the Wildflower Center as we celebrate 40 years of growth, research, conservation and education. Enjoy themed activities, performances from special guests and learn how you can make a better world with us.

Free admission 6 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission is charged during the day until 5 p.m. Admission is always free for members.

Reserve Your Spot
Reservations to Nature Nights are encouraged but not required. Walk-ups are welcome at our Admissions Kiosk from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Reservations open 7 days in advance.

This program will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Face masks are optional when visiting our Center. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.

Wildflower Café will be open with a pop-up tent in the Courtyard with food and drink for purchase.

40 Years of Wildflowers Schedule

Scheduled Events

Bill Oliver & The Otter Space Band multiple performances, Family Garden
6:45 & 7:45 p.m.
Sign Language Interpretation will be available for the 6:45 p.m. show only

Wildflower Walk & Talk with NPONA Program Coordinator, Joe Marcus, Meet in the Courtyard
6:30 p.m.
Sign Language Interpretation available

Greenhouse Walk & Talk with Jay Caddel, Meet in the Courtyard
7:45 p.m.
Sign Language Interpretation available

Ongoing Events

Wildflower Seed Balls with Inner Naturalist

Make a Fibonacci Necklace with Math Happens

Learn about Worms and Caterpillars with Project Wild (Texas Parks and Wildlife)

Make Nature Rubbings during a Family Nature Walk with Texan by Nature

Make a Wildflower Suncatcher

Make a Wildflower of the Year Mask

Learn All About Wildflowers

Compare Yourself to Wildflower Root Length

Arts & Crafts

Wildflower Scavenger Hunt

H-E-Buddy will be out with treats and smiles!

Free Gift for ages 12 and younger in the Wildflower Center Gift Store. Don’t miss the huge summer clearance sale.

And Much More!

Helpful Info:

Wildflower Café will have a pop-up in the Courtyard with food and drink for purchase.

Limited parking is available in the Wildflower Center parking lot on a first come, first served basis. Additional parking can be found on LaCrosse Avenue and guests may park in the adjacent neighborhoods. Please be mindful of hydrants, signs, driveways and pedestrians.

Bring a refillable water bottle! We have many fountains and water stations.

We recommend sunscreen, insect spray, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes for walking.

Visitors may bring picnics. No outside alcoholic beverages. Please be mindful of your trash.

Per Wildflower Center policy, dogs are not permitted (with the exception of service dogs).

Find more helpful info here.

Thank You to Our Sponsors:
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June 9, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Education