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December 2021

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations. Activity offered every Wednesday and Friday.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Dec 3

Register

Sunset Beach Photo Walk

Come join us for a guided hike around Matagorda Bay Nature Park. We will hike around the river, jetties and beach, taking pictures of the scenery and wildlife. Learn how to manipulate the light and the best positioning for capturing great photos. Everyone from beginners to expert photographers are welcome to join.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Friday, Dec 3

Register

Birds on the Beach

Learn about the shorebirds of Matagorda Bay.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Dec 4

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 4

Register

Nature Day: Wildlife Explorer

Cast a track to take home and hike to our outpost camp to learn some survival skills. Try your hand at spear throwing and knocking down targets with rabbit sticks. Learn the basics of fire building and how to start a fire without matches. See live animals from the local area, including a snake, turtle, and alligator. Touch furs of native Texas mammals and discover their tricks to survival from a trained naturalist.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 4

Register

Beach Crafts

Discover creative ways you can use beach treasures for art! All materials provided.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Dec 4

Register

Art in the Park – Land Art

Land art is created outdoors and inspired by the natural surroundings. In this class, multiple hands-on activity stations allow families to experience various art mediums inspired by nature such as clay, painting, and printing. Then participants use found natural objects to create their own piece of ephemeral land art in the park.

Cost

$25 per adult; $15 per child

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 4

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 5

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Dec 10

Register

Sunset Beachcombing

Take a guided beach hike and learn the names of shells and other coastal treasures of Matagorda.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Friday, Dec 10

Register

Fish Prints

Learn the ancient art of Gyotaku and take a souvenir t-shirt home with you. Supplies will be provided.

Cost

$10 + park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Interpretive Hike with Capitol Area Master Naturalists

Learn about the diversity of life at Muleshoe Bend and a history of the Highland Lakes on an interpretive hike.

Cost

Free + park entrance fee

Time

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Intro to Kayaking

Learn the golden rules of kayaking on the Colorado River.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Nature Day: Wildlife Explorer

Cast a track to take home and hike to our outpost camp to learn some survival skills. Try your hand at spear throwing and knocking down targets with rabbit sticks. Learn the basics of fire building and how to start a fire without matches. See live animals from the local area, including a snake, turtle, and alligator. Touch furs of native Texas mammals and discover their tricks to survival from a trained naturalist.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Archery 101

Everything you need to know to get started in the sport of archery! Learn the basics regarding equipment selection and care, range and shooting safety and even shooting techniques used by the USA Olympic Archery team.

Cost

$25 per person

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

Art in the Park: Land Art

Land art is created outdoors and inspired by the natural surroundings. In this class, multiple hands-on activity stations allow families to experience various art mediums inspired by nature such as clay, painting, and printing. Then participants use found natural objects to create their own piece of ephemeral land art in the park.

Cost

$25 per adult; $15 per child

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 11

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 12

Register

Adventures in Beachcombing

Take a guided beach hike and learn the names of shells and other coastal treasures of Matagorda.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 11:00 am

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Wednesday, Dec 15

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Dec 17

Register

Twilight Trails

Join our naturalists for a nature hike to experience the nocturnal world and learn about creatures of the night. Hikers will hone their observation skills on this night hike. All ages welcome.

Cost

$20 per person

Time

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Friday, Dec 17

Register

Star Party

Stargaze under the Texas night sky and see what you can find with our telescopes.

Cost

$5+ park entrance fee

Time

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Friday, Dec 17

Register

Muleshoe by Night

Join our naturalists for a nature hike to experience the nocturnal world and learn about creatures of the night. Hikers will hone their observation skills on this night hike. All ages welcome.

Cost

$20 per individual; $35 per couple; $50 for family

Time

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Friday, Dec 17

Register

Ugly Sweater 5K Run

Get into the holiday spirit, sport your ugliest Christmas sweater and join us for a festive 5K run! There will be tasty food, fun games, and each runner will receive a swag bag filled with goodies from Matagorda’s local shops.

Cost

$50 + park entrance fee

Time

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Saturday, Dec 18

Register

Family Nature Quest

Parents and kids engage in nature-play activities through a series of self-guided mystery box stations.

Cost

$20 per child; $10 per adults

Time

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 18

Register

Nature Day: Wildlife Explorer

Cast a track to take home and hike to our outpost camp to learn some survival skills. Try your hand at spear throwing and knocking down targets with rabbit sticks. Learn the basics of fire building and how to start a fire without matches. See live animals from the local area, including a snake, turtle, and alligator. Touch furs of native Texas mammals and discover their tricks to survival from a trained naturalist.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 18

Register

Art in the Park: Land Art

Land art is created outdoors and inspired by the natural surroundings. In this class, multiple hands-on activity stations allow families to experience various art mediums inspired by nature such as clay, painting, and printing. Then participants use found natural objects to create their own piece of ephemeral land art in the park.

Cost

$25 per adult; $15 per child

Time

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Saturday, Dec 18

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 19

Register

UTV Tour

Climb aboard our high-performance utility task vehicles (UTVs) and see native wildlife and stunning views.

Cost

$100 per driver 21+; $50 per passenger

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

More information

Call 512-303-5073 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 26

Register

Intro to Kayaking

Learn the golden rules of kayaking on the Colorado River.

Cost

$35 per person

Time

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

More information

Call 512-730-8049 or email [email protected].

Sunday, Dec 26

Register

Sunset Paddle the Colorado

Take a guided kayak tour down the Colorado River. Kayak rental available.

Cost

$50 w/out own equipment; $25 w/ own equipment

Time

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

More information

Call 979-863-2603.

Friday, Dec 31

Register
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