PLAN YOUR DAY
SEE
  • RESIDENT REPTILES – In Visitors Center
  • BROMELIAD Conservatory
  • IGUANA HOUSE
  • PLUMERIA GARDEN (Seasonal)
  • TROPICAL PARROTS
  • ORCHID Conservatory
  • BUTTERFLY HOUSE (Seasonal)
  • BUTTERFLY GARDEN
  • ROSE GARDEN
  • SENSORY GARDEN
  • TORTOISES & TEGU
  • HUMMINGBIRD GARDEN
  • ARID GARDEN
  • PRENTISS Worldwide Butterfly Collection
DO
  • MEET IVAN the IGUANA
  • ENJOY the ROSE PAVILION
  • SMELL THE ROSES
  • SIT ON SENSORY SOFAS!
  • BE A BUTTERFLY!
  • POSE on Butterfly Bench
  • CLIMB BIRDING TOWER,
    • View Gator Lake
  • EXPLORE NATURE TRAIL
  • FIND the PALAPA GRANDE
  • CROSS the WETLAND BOARDWALK
  • SEE OSO CREEK on the OSO LOOP TRAIL
  • ‘PARROT TALK’
    • 1:30 Saturday, Sunday
  • ‘REP-TALES’
    • 10:30 Saturday, Sunday
RELAX & PLAY
  • BRING YOUR PUP – Well-behaved, Leashed
  • BRING A BOOK,
  • FIND A BENCH!
  • PACK A PICNIC
  • KIDS PLAY AREA
  • MONKEY MANSION TREE HOUSE
  • PRACTICE PHOTO SKILLS
  • ADMIRE THE ART:
    • Butterfly Fountain
    • Iron Steer
    • Sensory Ranch Hands
    • ‘Bromeliamania’
  • KENT ULLBERG’s bronze Deer, Kingfisher
  • SHOP
    • NATURE’S BOUTIQUE -Souvenirs, Gifts, Snacks
    • PLANTS Through Gift Shop, Turn right!
OPTION 1 $$

“NATURE ADVENTURE” for SMALL GROUPS!

Choose your Garden & Trail areas, Animal Interactions, Science Investigations, Nature Crafts, private time in Play Area—for your small group—a 1.5 -2 hour adventure, any day of the week, 9am-6 pm, September through March.  All health protocols, masks indoors.

Must schedule, pay, in advance: Brenda, 361-852-2100; brendae@stxbot.org

*Fee varies with choices, size of group

OPTION 2 $$

PRIVATE ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS for GUESTS

PRIVATE REPTILE ROOM ENCOUNTER 

Interact with at least three of our scaly Animal Ambassadors. Take photos in the Reptile Room, closed to the public during your session.  Each guest can  hold one animal; and your group will help staff offer an Animal Ambassador a snack! 

PRIVATE PARROT PARTY

Interact with at least three of our feathered Animal Ambassadors! Take photos, each person may take photo holding a parrot. One complimentary bag of pistachio treats for parrots in outdoor enclosures. 

SQUAWK, WALK & TALK!

Interactive walk-through tour featuring our resident parrots.  This is a 25-minute encounter, mostly outdoors.  Two pistachio treat bags included in this package. 

*Individual photos holding a parrot can be added for $5 per person.  This would increase the time of the encounter by several minutes, and possibly take place indoors.  You may add this option at the time of encounter.

For Rates Click Here

Scheduling, or questions:  dedrab@stxbot.org, or 361-852-2100.

DAILY HOURS
ADMISSION

Accept: Credit Cards, Cash, Checks

LOCATION
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COVID-19 UPDATE

Nueces County is designated a
“high community transmission area.”

Following CDC 7/27/21 guidelines, we’re requiring everyone age 3 & older, regardless of vaccination status, to WEAR FACE MASKS INDOORS at the South Texas Botanical Gardens.

We continue to social-distance, & observe posted capacity limits.

Thank you for protecting yourself, other guests, staff & volunteers!