If you’re an animal lover, Dr. Dolittle wannabe, or even just curious about some of the exotic species that inhabit our earth, you’ll want to save the date for Bridgeland’s 11th Annual Nature Fest taking place Saturday, April 28 from 10 AM to 5 PM in Oak Meadow Park.
Bridgeland is all about the outdoors, and Nature Fest is a perfect way to learn about the preservation of some of nature’s striking and unusual inhabitants and their ecosystems in a fun and engaging way. This free, yearly event will continue to amaze and delight all who attend – regardless of age – and the line-up of activities will certainly make for an impressive day.
Joining our festivities as this year’s headline act is exotic animal veterinarian, Dr. Evan Antin. You may recognize his name from his appearances on a variety of TV shows including The Today Show, The Rachel Ray Show, and The Dr. Oz Show. Adding to his celebrity status, he is also People Magazine’s Official Pet Vet.
Since his early childhood, Antin’s lifelong passion is learning about exotic animals and interacting with them in their natural habitats, which he has done on five of the seven continents. He brings over ten year’s experience and his enthusiasm for exotic animal medicine to Bridgeland, transforming Oak Meadow Park into an outdoor classroom to educate and entertain us.
Three additional stage acts will highlight wildlife conservation and its importance to our environment. Crocodile Encounter from Angleton, TX, also known as Houston’s country zoo, will safely give visitors exposure a variety of wildlife while also learning about different species; Wild Things Zoofari, from Austin, TX, an Exotic Petting Zoo will also provide a hands-on learning experience; and Last Chance Forever – Birds of Prey Conservancy Demonstration from San Antonio, TX, whose mission is to help return birds of prey to their natural habitat after rehabilitation. Attendees will not only learn about exotic animals from faraway lands, they’ll also have the opportunity to touch and hold some of these remarkable creatures.
Additional activities will be plentiful and include a variety of food trucks to feed your inner animal, an inflatable zone park and rock wall, outdoor laser tag, pony rides, Austin Bike Zoo, balloon art and a fan favorite: armadillo races. You’ll also have plenty of photo opportunities to remember the day.
Admission to Nature Fest, all stage performances and many of the activities are free of charge. A few activities will require a small fee and all funds will be donated to Cy-Hope, a local organization dedicated to bringing hope and opportunity to every child in the Cy-Fair area. Help us to surpass last year’s donation, which totaled $8,500 by joining us on April 28th for some animal-friendly, family fun and incredible creature features.