Fortlandia Returns Oct. 2!
Fortlandia is a collection of custom forts designed and built in the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum. Plus, this year there will a bonus fort along the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, presented in partnership with The Trail Foundation. These creative spaces will transport you to imaginary worlds and spark an appreciation for art and nature. Your secret hideout awaits!
Oct. 2, 2021 – Jan. 30, 2022*
Opening weekend, Oct. 2 and 3, is for members only.
*Closed Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1
Entry is included with regular admission. As always, admission is free for members (as well as UT faculty, staff and students). Become a member today!
Reservations open seven days in advance. Check back later this month!
Other Exciting Features
Carolyn and Jack Long
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin
Bartlett Tree Experts
T. L. Carter Family
The Carl and Phyllis Detering Foundation
Heart Sing Foundation
Brian and Debra Jones Shivers
Marilyn and Ben Weber
The Winkler Family Foundation
Melinda and Stephen Winn
The Zachry Foundation
Fort Build Sponsors
Carolyn and Tom Curtis
FastFrame & The Westlake Gallery
Dawn and Tommy Lee Jones
Austin Wood Recycling
Pick up a free Passfort field journal when you check in for your visit. With a mini map and many creative prompts for stimulating the imagination, there’s space to doodle, document, journal and invent! It’s a great way to spend time alone reflecting or working together to observe nature and Fortlandia in a new way. Passforts are available to Fortlandia explorers of any age and are dual language — English and Spanish.
Note: Out of respect for the trees in the Texas Arboretum, please don’t waste paper! Please only take as many Passforts as you need for members of your group who want one, and don’t let them become litter. Didn’t get to fill in all those pages? Pack your Passfort with you the next time you visit!
Please note: The Texas Arboretum is closed from Sept. 7 through Oct. 1 for installation of Fortlandia.