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Nature Programs & Events

Aug
22
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Aug
24
2019
Zoo Run Run

Run like a cheetah to our annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run!

Aug
27
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Aug
28
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Aug
29
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Aug
30
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Aug
31
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Aug
31
2019
Plus Nights

Periodically, HRPO gives something extra to visitors in addition to standard viewing: a sky tour, physical science demonstrations, filtered lunar trips, “birth” stars and a marshmallow roast.

Sep
1
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
3
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
4
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
4
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Sep
5
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
5
2019
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique playgroup opportunity for children, ages 2-5, and their parents/guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through themed indoor and outdoor activities.

Ages: 2-5

Sep
5
2019
Sunset Paddle

Join us at the University Lakes for an evening paddling under the setting sun. This is a great way to start your weekend and enjoy the beauty and serenity of this water area.

Ages: 12+ to paddle alone

Sep
6
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

Sep
6
2019
Summer's End Night Hike & Campfire: Manchac

Join us for a night in September for a great way to say goodbye to summer and kick-off the school year.

Registration Deadline: 09/06/2019

Ages: 8+

Sep
6
2019
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over twenty years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Sep
7
2019
Swamp Bird Walks

Led by a member of the Baton Rouge Audubon Society, on the first Saturday of every month, visitors can enjoy a morning hike through the trails at Bluebonnet Swamp while identifying various bird species.

Sep
7
2019
Swamp Fine Art Show: Feathers, Scales, & Tails

Through Sept. 22, stop by Bluebonnet Swamp to view nature-inspired works of art. An artist reception will be held when visitors can meet participating artists, enjoy some light refreshments, and stick around for announcement of the show’s winners after 4 p.m

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