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Nature & Science Events

Oct
18
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Oct
18
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
19
2018
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station.

Oct
19
2018
Trick & Treat

Bring the dog and the entire family to this dog-friendly Trick or Treat event. Local pet organizations will be in attendance distributing valuable information, candy for the kiddos and treats for the dogs. Dress up your dog for the Best Costume Contest as well!

Oct
19
2018
Astronomy Lecture Series

For over 20 years, this program has given patrons histories and possible futures. Skygazing tips, physics phenomena, space programs and famous events are covered.

Ages: 14+

Oct
20
2018
Open House & Student Horse Show

You’re invited to Farr Park’s Open House event! Enjoy free activities including a petting zoo, concessions, games, prizes, barn tours, hay rides and riding demonstrations. Make sure to stick around as our riding students compete in both English and Western classes.

Oct
20
2018
Spooky Spectrum

Come visit, if you dare, as HRPO’s ninth annual family-friendly tribute to the bizarre and freakish takes place. We’ll delve into the eerie side of astronomy, physics and aeronautics with creepy science demonstrations, some of which we've never used. And don't forget the campfire stories.

Ages: 6+

Oct
22
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Longfellow

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking. All materials are supplied by BREC and not taken home by children.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
22
2018
Trot and Brew Adult Horsemanship

Adults will meet for half hour of “coffee talk” and then ride for one hour. Learn about horses, riding, care of the horse and more in a fun and relaxed environment. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Ages: 25+

Oct
23
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Oct
23
2018
Swamp School

Picking up where Trail Time for Toddlers leaves off, Swamp School continues nature-based education for children ages 6-10. With more of a focus on science content, we will explore the outdoors, do arts and crafts, meet interesting animals and have healthy snacks.

Ages: 6-10 with accompanying adult

Oct
23
2018
Explore Bowhunting

Do you enjoy the thrill of the hunt? Would you like to learn more about the principals of being a successful hunter or wildlife photographer? Do you like being outside and want to learn some cool new skills? Then Explore Bowhunting is for you!.

Registration Deadline: 09/28/2018
Registration Closed

Ages: 8+

Oct
23
2018
Uranian Opposition

Uranus is exactly 180 degrees from the Sun, rising as the Sun is setting. We are now the closest we’ll be to Uranus this year! Weather permitting viewing of Uranus will take place. For all ages.

Oct
24
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
24
2018
Let’s Go Legos: Kerr Warren

Come explore everything Lego! There will be a different Lego challenge each week given to the children, whether it is building an actual Lego figurine, or an arts and crafts to engage the children’s creative thinking.

Ages: 8-12

Oct
25
2018
Gardening Program

Looking for a green thumb? You can come and grow knowledge and plants with us! Together we will build and maintain our community garden.

Oct
25
2018
Trail Time for Toddlers

Trail Time for Toddlers is a unique opportunity for children ages 2-5 and their parents or guardians to make new friends while learning about nature through trail walks and themed indoor and outdoor activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of the swamp, arts and crafts, storytelling, animal encounters, and healthy snacks.

Ages: 2-5 with accompanying adult

Oct
25
2018
Pumpkin Paddle Parade

Get in the Halloween spirit by paddling in the dark along the shoreline of the University Lakes or watching the light show from the beach! For this fourth annual event, participants bring a voluntary contribution of nonperishable goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank.

Ages: 12+

Oct
26
2018
Swamp Haunted Hikes

Bluebonnet Swamp’s Haunted Hikes are designed especially for younger children as an alternative to teen and adult-centric commercial haunted houses. Spooky Storytime and make-and-take crafts are offered in the Education Building. Trek through the Swamp Graveyard Maze to get to our Crazy Carnival Games and face-painting station.

Oct
26
2018
Halloween Movie Night

Come relax on the lawn at Farr Park with your family while we screen a Halloween thriller! First, take a hayride through our haunted park. Popcorn will be provided. Snacks and other treats will be available for purchase. Hay rides will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the movie will run from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Costumes encouraged!

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