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.
For our Birds of Prey & Reptiles Nature Night, get ready to witness and learn about things that wing, critters that slither and other fantastic creatures who stalk and hunt to survive.
Free admission 6 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission is charged during the day. Admission is always free for members.
Birds of Prey Demonstration with Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, Family Garden
6:30 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided), 7:30 p.m.
Snake Presentation with Travis LaDuc (recommended for ages 7+), Auditorium
7:15 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided), 8:15 p.m.
Snake Presentation for Littles (7 years and younger) with City of Austin Park Rangers, Lynda’s Library in the Family Garden
Walk and Talk: Birds of Prey with Hans Landel of the Wildflower Center, Meet at Courtyard Spring
Walk and Talk: Snakes with David Papke of City of Austin Park Rangers, Meet at Courtyard Spring
7:45 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided)
Snake Meet & Greet with Austin Reptile Service and City of Austin Park Rangers
Predator & Prey Matching Game with Capital Area Master Naturalists
Meet Live Lizards & Turtles with Austin Reptile Shows
Learn About Horned Lizards with Horned Lizard Conservation Society
Birds of Prey & Reptile Tracks with Natureversity
Tessellation Found in Reptiles + Stained Glass Activity with MathHappens
Ancient Cretaceous Reptile Activity with Texas Parks & Wildlife
Owl Pellet Activities with the Wildflower Center
Arts & Crafts
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.
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).
What has eight legs and is headed straight for the Wildflower Center? A family of four coming to explore at Nature Nights! Individuals and families of any size are welcome as we kick off the free fun with a safari of all things that crawl, buzz, fly and scuttle.
Rocks are some of the greatest storytellers. They show us what came before with layers and fossils, and they shape the world we live in today. Come witness how water moves through our karst landscape and go all in with a cave tour.
Prairie ecosystems are among the most beautiful, important and threatened in Texas and across the nation. Learn about the wildflowers, tall grasses and deep roots supporting these scenic landscapes and all the critters that call them home.
Feathers, scales, talons and tails. We’re combining two of our most wildly popular Nature Nights into one to bring you creatures of the land and sky; snakes, hawks and owls — oh my!