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.
Swoop in this evening for our Birds of Prey & Reptiles Nature Night. Get ready to witness and learn all about things that wing, critters that slither and other fantastic creatures who stalk and hunt to survive. You won’t want to let this night fly by!
Free admission 6 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission is charged during the day until 5 p.m. Admission is always free for members.
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.
Reservations to Nature Nights are encouraged but not required and open 7 days in advance. Walk-ups are welcome at our Admissions Kiosk from 6 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Birds of Prey Demonstration with Ed Sones, Family Garden
6:30 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided) & 7:30 p.m.
Walk and Talk: Birds of Prey with Jane Tillman of Travis Audubon Society, Meet at Courtyard Spring
Walk & Talk: Snakes with Curator of Herpetology, Travis LaDuc, Ph.D of University of Texas Austin (recommended for ages 7+), Meet at Courtyard Spring
Snake Meet & Greet with Austin Reptile Service
Construct a Snake out of Leaves with Wildflower Center Volunteers
Learn Frog & Toad Calls with Capital Area Master Naturalists
Create a Mosaic Paper Bald Eagle with Wildflower Center Volunteers
Explore Reptiles with City of Austin
Learn How Snakes Move, Hear & Smell with Wildflower Center Volunteers
Tessellation Found in Reptiles + Stained Glass Activity with MathHappens
Explore Birds of Prey Collections
Make an Owl Mask with Travis Audubon
Owl Pellet Activities with Wildflower Center Volunteers
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 who complete the scavenger hunt!
Don’t miss the huge summer clearance sale in our Gift Store.
And Much More!
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).