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YOUTH PROGRAMS

The Wildflower Center’s youth classes and programs are great for kids that love to learn about nature and the outdoors. Our environmental education programs range from formal classes to summer camps and informal weekly “nature play” programs.

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September 2017

Sprouts

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Nature Play Hour

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Children playing at Discovery Bin

Native plants are important and fascinating at any age! Join a nature-play guide for a fun, plant-themed activity.

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October 2017

Movies in the Wild: Flight of the Butterflies

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Monarch Butterflies

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and the Wildflower Center are coming together to transform the Family Garden into a theater for one night only; bring on the wings! Spread your blanket on the Play Lawn and enjoy "Flight of the Butterflies" (in 2D), a film about the great journey of migrating monarchs. We'll also have fun events and educational activities. Times Gates Open at 6 p.m. Film begins at dusk. Pricing Members: $6 adult/senior/youth (learn about membership here) Non-members: $12 per adult/senior/youth…

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Tracks, Scats & Signs

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The owlets wait in the nest for their mother's return.

For families who love getting outdoors and want to up their exploration game, there's plenty of hands-on learning to be had at the Center!

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Nature Nets

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Critters visit and inhabit the Center by air and by creek! Come explore things with wings, skimmers and swimmers by learning to use nets for collecting specimens. We’ll search, examine, document and learn together. Space is limited; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child. Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join in on some way-cool after-school science and art! Young naturalists will create journals for writing, sketching and reflecting in the great outdoors. Take your journal home to document weekend adventures such as hikes, camping or even backyard exploration.  Registration is required and space is limited; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Botanical Art Drawing

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on October 28, 2017 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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November 2017

Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Monarch butterfly on shrubby boneset, , Nymphalidae danaus plexippus, by Val Bugh

As the weekend begins it’s time to take flight! Flutter over to the Center for some way-cool after-school exploration of butterflies; learn about their life cycles and the plants they visit in gardens. Space is limited and registration is required; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child. Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Owl at the Moon

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The second owlet to fledge shows its wings from a new perch on the ground.

For eight years, the Wildflower Center has been home to a nesting pair of great horned owls, and we couldn’t be more smitten. Join us in celebrating our feathered friends with beer tastings from Blue Owl Brewing, a visit with resident owls from Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, and a moonlight hike with Travis Audubon experts to the soundtrack of the music of the night. Purchase tickets here! $20 per adult, $10 per child Travis Audubon members receive 10% off. Wildflower…

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December 2017

Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Gather treasures from nature to make a beautiful holiday ornament keepsake!

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Field Trips

The Wildflower Center is perfect for class and youth group field trips.

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Guided Tours

Guided tours are an ideal way to get the most of a Wildflower Center experience.

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