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Events Calendar

Seminars, sales, special events - there's always something going on at the Wildflower Center. To find out more about Wildflower Center events, sign up for the Wildflower Wire, our monthly email newsletter.

Upcoming Events

March 21 - August 23 Exhibits “Alternate Views” and “Paper Sculptures” Open
Sculptor Roger Foster’s “Alternate Views” brings beautiful limestone “oculars” to the grounds through August 23. Shou Ping returns to the Center with her popular 3-D paper art (get them while they last), through May 31. Meet both artists during the Artists & Artisans Festival, March 21-22.
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May 30 - End of Summer “Wildflowers and Wax” Exhibit Opens @ the Store
The Art of Encaustic Painting. Beautiful Creations by Sarah St. Laurent. Opens May 30 for the entire summer at the store.
June 1 - August 23 Exhibit “Alternate Views” Sculptures
Sculptor Roger Foster’s “Alternate Views” brings beautiful limestone oculars to the grounds.
June 1 - August 31 Sprouts
The weekly Sprouts Preschool program is geared towards ages 2-6 and meets in the Little House. New program theme each week. Themes and topics are age and seasonally appropriate. Please come dressed for the weather and don't forget your water bottle! Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
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June 1 - August 31 Nature Play 
Come explore the Family Garden with a guided activity from 10 - 11 a.m. This program is informal and led by experienced Nature Play Guides. Activities are inquiry based to allow you to guide your child’s learning. New activity each week. Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
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June 6 - August 31 Exhibit “The Nature of Art”
Art from the Wildflower Center Collection at the McDermott Learning Center.
July 1-22 Go Native U: Botany X-Files – Unlocking the Mysteries of Food and Drug Plants
This class series for adults covers the basics of botany as it applies to everyday life. Lectures accompany hands-on activities and focus on plants we encounter in everyday life used as food, drinks, herbs, spices and medicine. Thursdays, 1 – 5 p.m.
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July 4-5 American Books On Sale @ the Store
Save 10% on any book with “America” in the title.
July 9 Nature Nights - Springs, Streams and Ponds Ecology
What is the difference between a spring, stream and pond? Find out on July 9 at our Springs, Streams and Ponds Ecology Nature Nights.
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July 11-12 Children’s Department Sale @ the Store
Save on select toys, games and books.
July 16 Nature Nights - Fire Prevention
Ever wondered why we use prescribed burns on our landscapes? Now is your chance to find out.
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July 18-19 Annual Hot as Hades Sale @ the Store
Selected food items 20% off this weekend, as well as sunglasses and personal fans.
July 23 Nature Nights - Birds of Prey
One of our most popular Nature Nights. Come listen to the experts from the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center.
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July 26 Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
The Wildflower Center goes all out to honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all she has done for our nation's environment. This day with FREE ADMISSION recognizes Mrs. Johnson’s environmental legacy and the environmental legislation that she inspired. With her influence, President Johnson’s administration enacted more than 200 environmental laws with lasting national and local impact. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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August 1-2 Annual Art Print and Poster Sale @ the Store
All Wildflower Days™ posters on sale this weekend. Buy one (any year) at regular price, get two of your choice free. All other art prints 30%-50% off. (Does not apply to Dalhart Windberg prints.)
August 7-9 Texas Sales Tax Holiday @ the Store
Pay no tax on any apparel item under $100. Other items may qualify.
August 15-16 Pre-Inventory Book Sale @ the Store
Selected titles 20%-40% off. Limited stock.
August 22-23 Early Bird Seed Sale @ the Store
Wildflower planting time begins next month. Plan ahead and save 20% on wildflower seeds and mixes this Saturday and Sunday. Does not apply to grass seeds. (In-store special only; does not apply to phone, Internet orders. No holds, advance purchases.)
August 29-30 Store Closed for Inventory

 

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