Nature Family Programs

Family Fun at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve

Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a fantastic place for outdoor enthusiasts and beginners alike! This spring, celebrate the wonders of nature while spending quality time with your family at our Family Fun Days.  Learn something new, enjoy family time, and embrace nature!

Upcoming Dates:

February 15 - Are You Interested in Camping?

Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Fee: FREE, registration required

Do you dream of becoming an avid camper, but don’t know how to start? This fun and interactive class will jumpstart you and your family’s camping adventures! Learn about great camping opportunities all over Texas (the Bob Jones Nature Center Spring Family Campout, just to mention one!), how to pitch a tent, build a fire, general trail and outdoor safety, and much more!

March 21 - Night Hike

Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm
Fee: Resident: $3, Non-Resident: $5

Who comes out to play at Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve after dark? Bring the entire family for a fun and exciting night hike, star gazing, s’mores, and more!

April 25 - Celebrate Earth Day

Date/Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Fee: FREE, registration required

To celebrate Earth Day 2020 we are participating in the iNaturalist City Nature Challenge--a global project to study the plants and animals that live right in your backyard. Participation is easy, all you have to do is take pictures of the plants and animals we see on our hike and share them to the iNaturalist app. We want to know more about the plants and animals who call BJNCP home, and we need your help!

May 16 - Refresh & Reconnect

Time: 9:00 - 11:00am
Fee: Resident: $3, Non-Resident: $5

Spending time outside is not only refreshing, but it’s actually good for you! Join us for a morning of yoga and hiking to celebrate the wonders of nature.