Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar
Display by Event Type:
iCal Import

October 2014

October 4, 2014

PinesnakeSaenz_nr-page-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: Endangered Animals

October 4, 2014 (10-11 am)
Stories and animals!   Bring the entire family to see some endangered animals and learn how we can help. Our guest speaker, Charlotte Henry from the Ellen Trout Zoo in Lufkin, will have live caged animals to show while she shares their stories. Saturday Adventure Series programs are included with general admission. Save your…
Read more...

October 8, 2014

Scarecrow festival

2014 Scarecrow Festival

October 8 - November 1, 2014 (9am-5pm)
Stroll with the Scarecrows! Each year, Shangri La hosts the largest scarecrow festival in Texas with dozens of hand-crafted scarecrows displayed through out the Gardens. Created by community organizations, businesses, schools, and families, scarecrow designs range from funny, to clever, to wacky and weird! For sure, no two scarecrows are ever the same! The Scarecrow festival is a great way…
Read more...

October 11, 2014

Racoons-PICT0189-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: Tracks & Scat

October 11, 2014 (10-11 am)
Signs, signs – animal signs!   What animals call Shangri La home? We may not see them, but animals leave signs to let us know they’ve been here. Join us as we search for and examine tracks, scat, and other signs of local animals. Fun for the whole family! Saturday Adventure Series programs…
Read more...

October 16, 2014

Jonathan Davis, personal image (Facebook).

Shangri La Lecture Series: Sharks of our Southern Waters

Thursday, October 16, 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)
Enjoy a program led by Jonathan Davis, a participant on the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week television show and a graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. Join us on Thursday, October 16, 2014, to hear his PhD research focused on the Bull Shark. Davis will discuss some basic information about sharks,…
Read more...

October 18, 2014

Monarch-on-purple-flowers-DSC_4525-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: Monarch Migration

October 18, 2014 (10-11 am)
It’s a long flight!   There is only one butterfly in the world that migrates up to 3,000 miles: the Monarch! Discovery why monarchs migrate and how you can help them on their way south. The entire family will enjoy this program as we explore our gardens for monarchs. Saturday Adventure Series programs…
Read more...

October 25, 2014

Dew-Berries-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: The Nature of Snack Time

October 25, 2014 (10-11 am)
Yum – what’s edible?!   From berries to acorns to cattails, nature provides a bounty of plants to eat. Join us as we stroll along some of the secret trails of Shangri La to identify edible plants. After our hike, we will snack on pumpkin seeds and decorate a pumpkin for Halloween!…
Read more...
Robert Morgan and Child WEB October-2012-079-UpCloseNature-WEB

Up Close with Nature – Live animal shows

Saturday, October 25, 2014 (2 - 2:30 pm)
Join us the last Saturday of each month for a live animal show called Up Close with Nature (March – October) 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, stop by…
Read more...

November 2014

November 8, 2014

Purple-Round-Mushroom-cluster-fungi-(16)-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: Mushroom Hunt

November 8, 2014 (10-11 am)
There’s a fungus among us!   Fun guys and fun gals, join us as we explore mushrooms and other fungi at Shangri La.  The whole family will learn some basics of mushroom identification as we stroll along some of Shangri La’s private trails. After our hike, you will create origami mushrooms to…
Read more...

November 13, 2014

Famous Springs Flowing into the Blanco River, L’l Arkansas Camp, near Wimberley. Image by Charles Kruvand.

Shangri La Lecture Series: Photographing the Living Waters of Texas

Thursday, November 13, 2014 (6:30 - 7:30 pm)
Enjoy a program led by Charles Kruvand. Kruvand is an Austin-based photographer who specializes in photographing the rivers of Texas, and his work has been featured in many prominent museums throughout the state. Join us on Thursday, November 13, 2014, to enjoy a beautiful photo display and learn about Kruvand’s…
Read more...

November 15, 2014

Autumn-Fair-2013-(25)-BBean-Sprout-WEB

Saturday Adventure Series: Thanksgiving Décor

November 15, 2014 (10-11 am)
Using nature to decorate!   Adults, leave the kids at home and enjoy a relaxing morning at Shangri La creating a beautiful Thanksgiving wreath from nature’s bounty. Your original design will set the mood for your family’s Thanksgiving celebration. Saturday Adventure Series programs are included with general admission. Save your seat today & call…
Read more...