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February 2015

February 17, 2015


S.O.A.R. (Save Our American Raptors)

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 (1:30 & 3:30 pm)
Bring your friends and family to see birds of prey up-close with some soaring over the audience at Shangri La’s Discovery Theater. Learn how you can protect raptors and aid in their conservation. Thanks to everyone who helps support the S.O.A.R. event the 1:30 pm time has been filled. Included with general admission.…

February 28, 2015


Community Trash Off

Saturday, February 28, 2015 (8am - 1pm)
Gather your team to help clean the streets and waterways of the Orange, West Orange and Pinehurst communities. For participants, lunch is provided and door prizes will be awarded. Team registration forms will be available soon, please check back or call 409.670.9113. Teams will consist of 3-5 volunteers and will be assigned…

March 2015

March 12, 2015


Celebrate Orchids!

March 12-14, 2015 (9am - 5pm)
Discover the many ways orchids have fascinated plant lovers far & wide, and why they are known as one of the world’s most beautiful flowers. Shangri La will be filled with breath-taking orchids in an amazing array of colors, shapes, sizes and textures and you can learn about the orchid through…

March 21, 2015


Saturday Adventure Series: Backyard Bird Habitats

Saturday, March 21, 2015 (10-11am)
As birds return to their spring nesting sites, join us for this family program to learn how you can transform your yard or garden into a bird-friendly sanctuary. Learn about plants that birds eat, how and where they need shelter, and how to incorporate water into your new landscape. Included with…

March 28, 2015


Saturday Adventure Series: An Egg-citing Hunt

Saturday, March 28, 2015 (10-11am)
Celebrate Easter at Shangri La with an Easter Egg Hunt. Children of all ages will enjoy searching for eggs throughout the gardens. Then we will decorate eggs using natural dyes like purple cabbage, onion skins, and more. Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up today to save your place – 409.670.9799. Click…

April 2015

April 4, 2015

Total lunar eclipse (blood moon) - eclipse ending - April 2014 - Photo by Anne Dirkse.

Saturday Adventure Series: Moon Over Shangri La

Saturday, April 4, 2015 (10-11am)
Celebrate this morning’s total eclipse of the moon and all things lunar! We’ll explore the Earth’s only natural satellite to discover why it looks different every night and why it was red earlier this morning. During this family program, enjoy a fun moon craft and take home seeds to grow…

April 11, 2015


Saturday Adventure Series: Rain – Liquid Sunshine

Saturday, April 11, 2015 (10-11am)
Rain, rain, don’t go away! Join us for this family program to learn all about rain and the water cycle. We will play a fun game and then make rain sticks, so you can make it rain even on a sunny day. Rain, rain, come again any day! Included with general…

April 25, 2015

Bird Blind

Saturday Adventure Series: Birds of Spring

Saturday, April 25, 2015 (10-11am)
Come join us for this family program as we look for birds at Shangri La! We will identify a variety of birds nesting in Ruby Lake and visiting the gardens. After a short walk, we will make bird feeders so you can bird watch in your own backyard! Included with general…

May 2015

May 2, 2015


Saturday Adventure Series: Frog Safari

Saturday, May 2, 2015 (10-11am)
During this family program, we will get our hands wet as we explore Shangri La in search of frogs and tadpoles. Then we’ll play a game where you become the hungry frog and get to “snack” on some yummy bugs. Rrrrribbit! Included with general admission. Members free. Sign up today to save…

May 16, 2015

Lip balm, image by Eigenes Werk.

Saturday Adventure Series: Natural Beauty

Saturday, May 16, 2015 (10-11am)
Ever wonder what’s in your make-up? During this hands-on family program, everyone will make their very own lip balm using all-natural ingredients. As we make our concoction, we will discuss desirable make-up ingredients, what to avoid, and some natural brands that are easy to find. Included with general admission. Members free. Sign…