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 2016

Nature Play Hour

September 10, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children playing at Discovery Bin

Inquiry-based learning adventures in the Family Garden for little hands and growing minds

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October 2016

Mindfulness in Nature: Kids’ Aerial Yoga Series

October 7, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Explore and nature and yoga in this brand new aerial class under the trees, with hammocks!

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Autumn Detectives Day Camp

October 10, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Outdoors, colors are changing and the air feels just a bit crisper... what does it all mean? Come explore!

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Mindfulness in Nature: Kids’ Aerial Yoga Series

October 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Friday, happening 1 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Explore and nature and yoga in this brand new aerial class under the trees, with hammocks!

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Sprouts: Who Belongs Here?

October 19, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In this program for preschoolers, little ones learn about native plants through play and story time.

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Sprouts: Who Belongs Here?

October 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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In this program for preschoolers, little ones learn about native plants through play and story time.

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Botanical Art Drawing (CANCELLED)

October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2017 at 9:00 am

One event on April 15, 2017 at 9:00 am

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

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

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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March 2017

Sprouts

March 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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April 2017

(CANCELLED) Botanical Art Drawing

April 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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(CANCELLED) Container Gardening

April 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Container gardening with natives

At the Wildflower Center, families grow together! Learn, plant and take home your new greenery.

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CANCELLED – Member Game Night

April 29, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free

Join us for an exclusive after-hours game night for members only. Jenga, cornhole and more in the Family Garden!

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May 2017

Sprouts: Wildflowers Taking Shape

May 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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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Sprouts: Wildflowers Taking Shape

May 5, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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: Wildflowers

May 6, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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Wild Families: Wildflowers

May 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free

Family-level members, join us for wildflower bingo, a tour and more!

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August 2017

Nature Play Hour (Cancelled)

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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

Butterbike Tour

October 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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What is a butterbike? Sounds slippery? Sounds delicious? Sounds amazing! Cyclist Sara Dykman is biking 10,000 miles to follow the monarch butterfly migration from Central Mexico to Canada and back. She calls it, "butterbiking with the butterflies." And she's making a stop right here amid the butterflies and nectar plants of the Wildflower Center to share in her adventures and monarch mission. Sara's goal is not only to follow the monarch migration, but to connect people living along the migration…

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Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling

October 27, 2017 @ 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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November 2017

Owl at the Moon

November 5, 2017 @ 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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March 2018

Spring Break Camp

March 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until March 16, 2018

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower Nature Build

At Camp Wildflower, children become conservationists, scientists and adventurers as they explore native plants and the environment.

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Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden (CANCELLED)

March 30, 2018 @ 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.

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Egg-cellent Adventures – NEW

March 31, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Natural egg dying PHOTO Molly Orgozaly

We're so egg-cited to bring you this wild new program, so hop on in and join the fun!

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April 2018

Bee Wild! Pollinator Conservation Talk & Activities

April 8, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free

Join the UT Plant Biology Program at the Wildflower Center for an interesting and exciting science lecture with free reception and activities. All ages welcome!

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May 2018

CANCELLED Movies in the Wild: The Lorax

May 4, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Movies in the Wild, The Lorax

Oct. 6, 2017

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Garden Bug Trackers

May 12, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child holding a grasshopper

What’s got six (or more) legs and can be found in our gardens? Families will find out together as the class gets up close to the critters of the Center.

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