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June 2016

June 25, 2016

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal show

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (2 - 2:30pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – November) from 2 – 2:30 pm as our wildlife curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During these exciting & informative programs, you will ‘meet’…
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May 2016

May 28, 2016

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Up Close with Nature – Live animal show

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (2 - 2:30pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – November) from 2 – 2:30 pm as our wildlife curator, Robert Morgan, features one or more live animals that call Shangri La home. During these exciting & informative programs, you will ‘meet’…
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Creepy Crawly Carnival – Grand Finale Event

Saturday, May 28, 2016 (9am - 4pm; Gardens open until 5pm)
Last chance to see BIG BUGS!     Bring the whole family to celebrate the Grand Finale of David Rogers’ Big Bugs Exhibition on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Shangri La.   If it creeps, crawls, hops, buzzes or flutters, we’ve got it! See live insects presented by the Houston Museum of Natural Science and…
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May 21, 2016

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Journals & Journeys: A Bug’s Life

Saturday, May 21, 2016 (10-11am)
Join us on a journey! Create your own nature journal, then fill some of the pages as we enjoy a leisurely stroll through the Gardens. Our friends from Stark Museum of Art will teach us some quick and easy techniques to sketch what we see. Focus on bugs, both large and…
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May 14, 2016

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Wiggly Worms

Saturday, May 14, 2016 (10-11am)
Early birds – here’s your worm! Earthworms, red wigglers and mealy worms… Join us to explore the underground world of worms. We will provide a vermicomposting demonstration to show you how red wigglers can turn your food scraps into soil. Then, pick a winner and enjoy a mealy worm race! Included with…
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May 7, 2016

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Family Stroll & A Movie: “A Bug’s Night”

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (6:30 - 10pm)
Come one, come all… it’s movie time!   Get your e-ticket online now to join in the fun for a delightful spring evening for a Family Stroll & A Movie: “A Bug’s Night” on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at Shangri La. Bring the entire family for an evening stroll through the Gardens and enjoy the…
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Mud, Muck & Bugs

Saturday, May 7, 2016 (10-11am)
Discover what’s in the water! What lives in the mud and muck under the water? Let’s find out! Scoop, examine and then identify critters from the bottom of our ponds. After exploring, design your own dragonfly. Come discover with us! Included with general admission. Members free.   Sign up now to save your place…
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May 6, 2016

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National Public Gardens Day

Friday, May 6, 2016 (9am - 5pm)
Join us Friday, May 6, 2016, during regular operating hours as we celebrate National Public Gardens Day. This is an annual celebration of the nation’s public gardens to raise awareness of the important role botanical gardens and arboreta play in promoting environmental stewardship, plant and water conservation, green spaces, and education…
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March 2016

March 5, 2016

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David Rogers’ Big Bugs

March 5 - May 28, 2016 (expanded Sunday hours!)
They’re here… and they’re TOO BIG TO MISS! David Rogers’ Big Bugs have descended on Shangri La Botanical Gardens and will be swarming through May 28, 2016! Expanded hours: Tues – Sat, 9 am – 5 pm & Sun, noon – 5 pm! Shangri La is excited to play host to celebrated artist and…
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March 1, 2016

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EcoRangers Summer Camp Registration

Register for camps through June 24!
Each summer, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center sponsors summer camps, called EcoRangers, for students entering grades 1 through 9.  Some of these camps are science camps taught solely at Shangri La, and some camps are planned in partnership with the Stark Museum of Art.  Camps planned with Stark Museum…
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