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EVENTS HUB

Kids' Wildlife Fridays
2024

Join our Friday morning nature adventures, perfect for ages 8-12!

 

Dive into the wild world around you and discover local critters and creatures. From birding to bug hunting, each Friday offers a new chance to uncover the secrets of our amazing ecosystem and learn how we can all help keep it healthy and thriving.

Spots are limited, so snag your reservation today and get ready for some wild fun!

Event Schedule & Overview

Kids' Birding Tour
Friday, July 12th 2024
Pollinator Investigator
Friday, July 19th 2024
Mammal Tracks
Friday, July 26th 2024
Fish of the Laguna Madre
Friday, August 2nd 2024
Pricing & Capacity

$10 per camper | 15 camper limit

Time

9am - 11am

Reserve a Spot!

  • Wildlife Friday's Pollinator Investigator
    Wildlife Friday's Pollinator Investigator
    Fri, Jul 19
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San
    Jul 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 19, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    The warm summer months brings an abundance of pollinators to our gardens and wetlands in the shape of bees, butterflies, moths, and others! Learn about their important role in the ecosystem and the local species of the area!
  • Wildlife Friday's Mammal Tracks
    Wildlife Friday's Mammal Tracks
    Fri, Jul 26
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San
    Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Join staff naturalist for a fun and educational time in learning about local mammals of the Rio Grande Valley.
  • Wildlife Friday's Fish of the Laguna Madre
    Wildlife Friday's Fish of the Laguna Madre
    Fri, Aug 02
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San
    Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Aug 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Join staff naturalist for an interactive and educational event that teaches children about the beautiful and fascinating fish of the Lower Laguna Madre!
  • Wildlife Friday's Kids' Birding Tour
    Wildlife Friday's Kids' Birding Tour
    Fri, Jul 12
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San
    Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Jul 12, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    SPI Birding, Nature Ctr. & Alligator San, 6801 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA
    Join staff naturalist for a fun and educational birding tour through our wetland habitats and boardwalk!

Big Padre's
Birthday Bash!

Celebrate Big Padre's 57th Birthday with us!

 

Enjoy fun activities and educational shows for all ages! 

Cake & refreshments while supplies last!

Date
Time
Location

August 24th, 2024

9am - 2pm

SPI Birding & Nature Center

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Quilt Raffle 2024

A heartfelt thank you to the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild for their generous donation!

 

This beautiful handmade Queen Size quilt, valued at $1,000, is being raffled to raise funds for our Center. As always, your participation helps support educational, conservations, and habitat programs at the South Padre Island Birding, Nature Center & Alligator Sanctuary.

 

Enter for your chance to win this stunning quilt!

*Attendance not required to claim prize.

The raffle concludes at our annual "Hallowings" event on Sunday, October 27, 2024.

The winners will be announced at 4 PM.

Attendance not required to claim prize.

Purchase Your Quilt Raffle Tickets Here!
Select an item ($)

Thanks for your order!

Hallowings 2024

Celebrate Monarch Migration season with us!

 

Enjoy free admission for a day and gain access to a variety of fun activities including a native plant sale, live music, local vendors, face painting, sandcastle lessons, butterfly garden tours, costume contests, and more!

Date
Time
Location

October 27th, 2024

11:00am - 5:00pm

SPI Birding & Nature Center

Monarch butterfly rests upon a flowering Betony Mistflower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a flowering Betony Mistflower.

Monarch butterfly rests on a flowering Betony Mistflower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a Yellow Sophora flower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a Yellow Sophora flower.

Monarch butterfly rests on a Yellow Sophora flower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a Berliander Fiddlewood flower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a Berliander Fiddlewood flower.

Monarch butterfly rests upon a Berliander Fiddlewood flower.

A flutter of Monarch butterflies rest upon Seaside Goldenrod flowers.

A flutter of Monarch butterflies rest upon Seaside Goldenrod flowers.

A flutter of Monarch butterflies rest upon Seaside Goldenrod flowers.

Monarch butterfly rests upon the flower of a Mexican Trixis.

Monarch butterfly rests upon the flower of a Mexican Trixis.

Monarch butterfly rests upon the flower of a Mexican Trixis.

29th Annual 

Winter Wildlife Expo
2025

SAVE THE DATE!

February 6 - 8, 2025

Join us for the 29th Annual Winter Wildlife Expo (W.W.E), a unique 3-day event at the Hilton Garden Inn on South Padre Island!

 

Get ready to immerse yourself in the natural splendor of South Texas and the lower Laguna Madre with distinguished guest speakers, engaging exhibits, diverse vendors, and exciting pre-expo field trips to the wildest places in the area.

Expect captivating experiences with presentations on a wide array of topics, including sea turtles, native plants, birds, fishing, butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Enjoy live shows and explore exhibits from non-profit environmental and wildlife organizations.

 

Don't miss this opportunity to discover the natural treasures of this breathtaking region!

COMING SOON !

Reservations and ticketing options

will open closer to our event date!

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