A guide to Austin in November for animal lovers of all ages! Here are our top picks for Austin’s animal adventure seekers this month:
Noname The Feral Cat! Book Signing With Kitties
Saturday, Nov 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm, 211 Walter Seaholm Drive, LR120, Austin, TX 78701
Cynthia O'Brien will be here with her book "Noname the Feral Cat!" for sale. Kitties from the Austin Humane Society will also be on-site looking for furr-ever homes. Come make a cat's dream of having a name come true. More information.
Nov 4-5 Weekend, Old Settlers Heritage Association 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665
Talk to scientists, identify fossils, dig for fossils and become educated on the different kinds of fossils from around the world! Hands-on learning & demos, questions & answers and fossil identification. There will be mini-workshops on how plants & animals fossilize and the chance to create a make & take craft. Hands-on Fossil Touch Table and Microscope and educational exhibits. Start your own fossil collection at the Wheel of Fossils and Fossil Dig Pit. More Info!
Tiny Tails to You at Brentwood Social House!
Sunday, Nov 5th 2:00-4:00, 1601 W Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756, Austin, TX 78756
Get some one-on-one time with our loveable Tiny Tails to You friends and grab a coffee and some yummy snacks at Brentwood Social Club! There will be bunnies, a hedgehog, chicks, a bearded dragon, a tortoise, guinea pigs and a miniature chicken for you to cuddle and learn more about. This event is for kids and grown-ups, just make sure to buy a ticket through the link below!
$10 admission (8 mins with the animals in pre-scheduled time blocks)
Masters of the Night: The True Story of Bats
Exhibit open Sept 16 to Jan 6, Austin Nature and Science Center, 2389 Stratford Dr, Austin, TX 78746
A hands-on traveling exhibit on BATS?! Yes!! Learn more about these gentle, beneficial friends of the night and better understand and truly appreciate the wonders of the bat world. Plus while you’re at the Nature Center you can visit the Texas-native animals that call the center their home. More Info!
Austin Zoo: Winter Workshop
Saturday Nov 11, 9:00-11:00AM, Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
Come help make a special treat for some of the zoo’s animals, have an animal encounter, and decorate a sugar cookie to take home! This program is designed for families with children of all ages to spend time learning and creating together. Click HERE to download a class flyer!
$15 for a two, $10 for an additional person Must pre-register (Non-members must also pay zoo admission. Click HERE for information on becoming an Austin Zoo Member.)
Bow Wow Reading Events!
Lots of Austin Library locations and dates during November! See the bottom of this linked page for details.
We love these events! Kids read stories to trained therapy dogs as a delightful way to improve reading and communication skills. Certified Austin Dog Alliance volunteer teams with trained therapy dogs will be waiting for kids to read stories to them.
Tiny Tails to You! Free Story Time and Animals at Book People
Wednesday, Nov 15th at 10:30, Book People, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Our favorite event of the month! Tiny Tails to You returns to BookPeople for another wild storytime, featuring the furriest, friendliest guests around! If you love our adorable animals AND awesome books, then this is the perfect way to spend your morning. Expect to hold some animals, sing a song, and hear lots of stories and animal facts.
Make sure to arrive by 10:00AM to get one of the earliest petting zoo tickets! This event is a busy one.
Spineless Book Talk with Earthworm Discovery!
Saturday, Nov 18, 2:00pm 3:00pm, 101 S Lady Bird Ln, Johnson City, TX 78636
Join the Science Mill and author Juli Berwald for a discussion of her new book, Spineless: The Science of Jellyfish and the Art of Growing a Backbone. A 30-minute discussion of the book will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Robert Elde, the Science Mill's Science Director and Vice Chair of the Board, and former Dean of the University of Minnesota’s College of Biological Sciences. Bring the kids from 11am-2pm and discover the spineless marvels of the insect world: arachnids, centipedes and earthworms! Get your hands in a bucket of earthworms or play Invertebrate Trivia!
Nov 17 - Jan 1San Antonio Zoo, 3903 North St. Mary's St., San Antonio, Texas 78212
Open every night. Enjoy festive holiday lights and see the nocturnal animals at play! More info
Tiny Tails to You Presents: Animal Cuddles at the Farmers Markets!
These events are for kids AND grown-ups! Come see how Tiny Tails operates and meet our adorable animal friends. We will have bunnies, a hedgehog, a tortoise, a bearded dragon, guinea pigs, a blue-tongue skink, chicks and a miniature chicken for you to meet and learn all about!
$5 for 10 minutes in the zoo
Zoo Tots! November’s Theme: Delicious Diets
Wednesdays 10 AM – 11 AM, Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
Join the Austin Zoo for Zoo Tots! These programs are designed for children and their adults to learn and explore together. Each month will feature a new theme. Weekly classes will focus on the monthly theme. Visit animal exhibits to get the inside scoop on their care and life history, participate in hands-on activities such as crafts or science experiments. Ages: 2-5 years old
Price: $8 for one parent/guardian and child, $4 for a second child. (Non-members must also pay zoo admission.)
Click HERE to download the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 Zoo Tots Schedule
REGISTER FOR ZOO TOTS ONLINE!
Late November: Take a day trip to Llano to see an active Eagles' Nest!
There is a lot of excitement around a family of Bald Eagles that has been nesting each year about 50 yards to the south of TX Highway 29. They’re approximately halfway between Buchanan Dam and the City of Llano. Above is an actual photo from the 2014 nest!
The eagles usually show up around November and their eggs usually hatch in early January. Click the below link for details and send us a photo if you go! Chelsea is especially excited about this one