Awesome Slate Of Events Arriving In April

Tye Chandler :
Posted March 7, 2019

Check out the wide array of special events we have lined up in April!

Photo Tour

The Photo Tour lets the photographer catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tours will go through Fossil Rim’s 1,800 acres of pastures. There are 50-plus species of animals at Fossil Rim. Some of the animals that may be photographed include white rhinos, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebras, addax, waterbuck, giraffes, sable, axis deer and dama gazelle, just to name a few. Reservations are required. Call (254) 897-2960. Camera Club members can receive a 10 percent discount. Private tours are also available for an additional fee. $65 per person.

Date: April 6, 2019, 3-7 p.m. OR April 20, 2019, 3-7 p.m.

Fun Finding Fossils

Homeschool Class + Guided Tour: Fossil Rim used to be underwater! A lot of sea creatures left an abundance of interesting evidence that they used to live here. That evidence is found in our rocks. Find and identify fossils, understand them and how they got here. You can even take one or more home! $23 per person. For questions, email homeschool@fossilrim.org. Please reserve at least three days in advance at (254) 897-2960.

Date: April 9, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Senior Girl Scout Badgefest

Hey Girl Scouts! Are you ready for a walk on the wild side? Who wouldn’t want to spend an exciting day getting up close and personal with exotic animals and earn two badges in the process? Here’s how it works: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose will have stations set up at different locations around our park with activities for the Girl Scouts. You will complete the activities, get your card stamped and earn your badges – it’s that simple! The activities will include a guided tour of the park, eco-games, arts and crafts and a nature hike. The cost includes all activities and a Badgefest 2019 patch – badges not provided. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray and a sack lunch. Also, don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Space is limited, so make your reservations early! There will be limited parking, so please carpool when possible. Adults pay full registration price. No tagalongs please. To reserve a spot, call (254) 897-2960. $39 per person.

Date: April 13, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

What A Purrrfect Evening

Wine and dine your perfect companion while enjoying a spectacular view of nature at its finest. You’ll begin your evening at the Overlook before heading off on a tour of a Fossil Rim cheetah facility. You’ll meet one of our animal care specialists, who will discuss Fossil Rim’s efforts to save the world’s fastest land animal. After your journey into the park, you’ll return to the Overlook for a dinner of steak, potatoes, vegetables, dessert and Fossil Rim wine within our glass-walled café perched above our Main Pasture. $95 per person, adults only. Reserve at (254) 897-2960.

Date: April 13, 2019, 5-8 p.m.

Discovery After Dark Program And Tour

Come enjoy the evening beauty of Fossil Rim. Watch the stars and listen to the nighttime sounds, as we venture out into the park at dark. We’ll start with an interactive learning experience where you can discover nocturnal animal adaptations. Then, using spotlights, we’ll go on a guided sunset tour focused on the nightlife of Fossil Rim. We’ll see Fossil Rim’s exotic animals and some native Texas species. We may see some animals that don’t usually come right up to vehicles during daytime Safari Tours! Afterwards, we’ll adventure on foot by taking a hike after dark. Participants will meet at the EcoCenter, located at Fossil Rim’s Overlook area. This activity, which will last approximately three hours, costs $35 per person and is limited to 16 participants.

Date: April 19, 2019, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Birds & Birding

Homeschool Class + 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. For questions, email homeschool@fossilrim.org. Please reserve at least three days in advance at (254) 897-2960.

Date: April 22, 2019, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Junior Girl Scout Badgefest

Hey Girl Scouts! Are you ready for a walk on the wild side? Who wouldn’t want to spend an exciting day getting up close and personal with exotic animals and earn two badges in the process? Here’s how it works: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose will have stations set up at different locations around our park with activities for the Girl Scouts. You will complete the activities, get your card stamped and earn your badges – it’s that simple! The activities will include a guided tour of the park, eco-games, arts and crafts and a nature hike. The cost includes all activities and a Badgefest 2019 patch – badges not provided. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen, bug spray and a sack lunch. Also, don’t forget to wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Space is limited, so make your reservations early! There will be limited parking, so please carpool when possible. Adults pay full registration price. No tagalongs please. To reserve a spot, call (254) 897-2960. $39 per person.

Date: April 28, 2019, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

2 thoughts on “Awesome Slate Of Events Arriving In April”

  1. I see the Girl Scout Badgefest. Do you have a Cub/Boy Scout Badgefest planned? It looks like a lot of fun for the Scouts.

    1. We tried last year but a Cub Scout Badgefest didn’t draw any interest. We do have “Badge Camps”, which can be for male or female scouts. You can find more details in the education section of the website under Camps.

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