Key 2018 Dates To Remember

Tye Chandler :
Posted November 12, 2018

As we get set to close out 2018, there are a few important dates we want you to be aware of.

First of all, the park will be closed on Nov. 22 for Thanksgiving, Dec. 24 for Christmas Eve, and Dec. 25 for Christmas Day.

Also, we have two homeschool special events remaining this year.

Our “Wolves” event on Dec. 10 combines a homeschool class with a Behind-the-Scenes Tour. Potentially see all three of our wolf species!

On Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., join us for “Wolves” – a homeschool class and Behind-the-Scenes Tour. The relationship between man and wolf has been a rocky one, and you will learn how that interaction has evolved over the years. Fossil Rim has Mexican gray wolves, American red wolves and maned wolves. Discover the habits and history of these amazing animals and enjoy the unique opportunity of viewing our resident wolves – possibly all species! This event is for homeschoolers ages seven and up. $28 per person.

On Dec. 11, our “Birds & Birding” event combines a homeschool class and modified tour wherein students will get to find and identify some of the 200-plus bird species on our 1,800 acres.

On Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., we’ll host “Birds & Birding” – a homeschool class and modified tour. Join us for fun in the classroom, as we learn about feathers, flight, bird families, bird behaviors and much more. Then, we’ll head into the field for birding: finding and identifying some of the 200-plus bird species amongst our 1,800 acres. We’ll also have close encounters with some exotic bird species. We will hike, so wear sturdy shoes and long pants and bring drinking water. $23 per person; limit of 24 guests.

To register for either of these events, call 254.897.2960.

-Tye Chandler, Marketing Associate 

5 thoughts on “Key 2018 Dates To Remember”

  1. so adults cannot attend the behind the scenes with the wolves on 12/10? if so, is the $28 in addition to the regular admission?

    1. An adult is required to attend with each child. It is designed for children, so I wouldn’t recommend an adult attending alone. But no, it has nothing to do with admission. The education department is aware there is adult interest for events like this, so hopefully in 2019 we will have more events geared toward them.

    2. Hello Linda, I could’ve sworn I answered this recently. It may have been someone else.
      The homeschool event on Dec. 10 is designed for children.
      We are getting a new education director, and it is in the plans to create more specialty classes for adults.

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