*Now open late until 8 p.m. for Tuesday Twilights and early at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays for members only during Member Mornings. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Tuesday Twilight on April 24 or May 15 due to previously scheduled events.


Hours of Operation

Center Grounds

Open Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Tuesday Twilights: Open until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays. PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Tuesday Twilight on April 24 or May 15 due to previously scheduled events.

Member Mornings: Members get special early access to the gardens at 7:30 a.m. on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Wildflower Café

Open Daily, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

More about the Café »

The Store

Open Daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Shop the Store »

Holiday Hours

Memorial Day – Open
Fourth of July – Open
Labor Day – Open
Thanksgiving Day – CLOSED
Dec 24 – 25 – CLOSED
Dec 26 – 30 – Open
Dec 31 – Jan 1 – CLOSED


FREE for Members
$10 Adults
$8 Seniors (65+)
$8 Non-UT Students (with college ID)
$4 Youth (Ages 5 – 17)
FREE Children 4 years and under
FREE UT Austin Students, Faculty and Staff (with ID)

Click here to learn more about Group Admissions discounts »


The Wildflower Center’s Central Complex, Central Gardens and Luci and Ian Family Garden are wheelchair accessible. The Texas Arboretum trail is also wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs are available for guests to borrow at no charge at the Admissions Kiosk. If you have any questions, please contact us at 512.232.0100.

Pet Policy

Service animals only. Pets are not allowed anywhere on this campus, including the parking lot. Do not leave your pet in your vehicle.

Guest Etiquette

A few rules that we ask our guests to follow:

  • Our garden beds are for plants not feet! Please do not step into the cultivated garden beds.
  • We share this area with wild animals, such as rattlesnakes. Please be aware of your surroundings and respect their space.
  • No smoking allowed. No e-cigarettes either.
  • Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle.
  • No bicycles allowed in the gardens. Please park them in the provided racks.
  • Picnic in designated areas, and please pack out what you pack in.

Wanting to take professional photos at the Wildflower Center? Check out our photo policy »

Weapons Policy

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, the Wildflower Center is subject to Senate Bill 11 (Concealed Campus Carry), in effect from August 1, 2016. The Center’s restrictions fall under Policy Statement No. 3. For additional questions concerning concealed carry on our campus, please refer to the University Handbook of Operating Procedures.


Wildflower Center

Wildflower Center


May 04

Movies in the Wild: The Lorax

May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
May 12

Garden Bug Trackers

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
May 13
May 19

Nature Drawing

May 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
May 29

Moonlight Hike

May 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm