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Nature Nights: Arachnids & Insects

June 6, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


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.

The Arachnids & Insects Nature Night kicks off the fun with a safari of all things that crawl, buzz, fly and scuttle.

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

Wildflower Café will be open and also have a tent in the Courtyard with meals, snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Arachnids & Insects Schedule

Scheduled Events

Spider Search with Spider Joe, Meet at Courtyard Spring (bring a flashlight!)
6:15, 7:15, 8:15 p.m.

Small Wonders Puppet TheaterAuditorium
6:15 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided), 7:45 p.m.

Walk and Talk on Butterflies and MothsMeet at Courtyard Spring
7:45 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided)

Ongoing Events

Bees! with UT Department of Integrative Biology

Kid-Size Web with Earth Native Wilderness School

Fibonacci + Bees Family Tree with Math Happens

Insects in Amber with Boy Scouts of America

Insect Olympics, Bug Sweeping & Crafts with the Wildflower Center

Insect Camouflage with Capital Area Master Naturalists

Insect Investigation with City of Austin Park Rangers

Meet the Emerald Ash Borer with Texas Forest Service

Edible Insects with Little Herds

Caterpillars at the Insectary!

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.

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. 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.

The Courtyard 

The heart of the center, which features a man-made pond designed to look like Jacob’s Well – the swimming hole located outside of Austin. This space is the most utilized space for our weddings being used for both ceremonies and receptions when the weather is nice. Couples can be married in front of the pond with greenery surrounding them or under the arch that you just entered through. For receptions, guests are seated under our dimmable festoon lights that stay up year round. The Courtyard can easily seat up to 200 for a reception with ample room for a bar, dance floor and music (band or dj). No additional lighting or power is needed.


June 6, 2019
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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