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Nature Nights: Fantastic Creatures & Where to Find Them

June 14, 2018 @ 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.

Cool attractions and activities for Fantastic Creatures Nature Night:

  • Meet live snakes with Austin Reptile Service and City of Austin Park Rangers
  • Learn about mammals with presentations from Texas Memorial Museum
  • Lissssten to guest sssspeaker and UT herpetologist Travis LaDuc give a talk on sssnakes
  • Get hands on with Earth Native Wilderness School
  • Learn about more reptile friends from the Horned Lizard Conservation Society
  • Get familiar with coyotes through an activity with the Austin Animal Center

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

There will be two presentations in the Auditorium, both featuring an interpreter for hearing-impaired audiences. Tickets are required as seating is limited — acquire your free tickets at the Admissions Kiosk.

6:30 – Nocturnal Neighbors Presentation with Texas Memorial Museum

7:30 – Snake Talk with Zara Environmental

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

Full 2018 Nature Night Schedule:

June 7: Outdoor Recreation
The free family fun begins with opportunities to get active outdoors — together! Hiking, climbing, games and more will get kids of all ages moving and exploring in nature.

June 14: Fantastic Creatures & Where to Find Them
Furry or scaled, nocturnal or diurnal, Texas animals are all around us. Learn about the mammals and reptiles who inhabit Hill Country landscapes and how to best observe and protect them.

June 21: Bats!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s the nocturnal winged mammal Austin is best known for: bats! They live at the Congress Bridge, Bracken Cave, and in lots of nooks and crannies in between. Discover what makes these mysterious creatures so unique and important.

June 28: Water
From the Wildflower Center’s Dinosaur Creek to the cool depths of Barton Springs, water brings joy to Central Texans, especially in the summer. Learn how the wet stuff supports plant and animal life in areas conspicuous and hidden.

Nature Nights are made possible by:


June 14, 2018
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