As summer winds down you might be looking for one last getaway before the weather changes and schedules fill up. Whether you are planning to make a last minute trip or you are looking for an activity for everyone there’s plenty of great events going on in August.

We’ve put together a  list of some fun activities that will get you and your kids out of the house and learning about the world around them. From events at some great museums to some outdoor adventures at our state parks, there is still plenty of summer left to enjoy.

1.  Summer Nights at the Doseum. If you are looking for a way to beat the heat and get out of the house you might like Summer Nights at the Doseum.  With extended hours from 6-8pm, the Doseum keeps the fun going with pop-up activities, events with community partners, and much more. 

2. Vaquerocation at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures.  Joining the City of San Antonio with their Kidcation, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will host this fun event centered around the “Texas Cowboy”.  There will be interactive and informative events and much more! For one last outing before school starts you won’t want to miss this event Sunday, August 12th.

3. Snakes of Central Texas at Lockhart State Park. A great state park that’s only a short drive from Austin will host the Snakes of Central Texas event on Saturday, August 18th.  Join Keelan Smith and his snakes for this fun and informative event. Lockhart State Park also offers other activities including geocaches, swimming, hiking, and much more!

4. Backpacking Workshop at Big Thicket National Preserve. A bit of a longer trip, Big Thicket National Preserve boasts many attractions and activities including nine unique ecosystems, pine forests, hiking, and carnivorous plants. That’s correct of the 5 carnivorous plants found in North America 4 can be found at Big Thicket (the Venus flytrap can only be found in the Carolinas).  If you are interested in exploring this park or are planning on going backpacking in the future you will definitely want to take part in their informative Backpacking Workshop August 23rd.

5. Guided Hikes at Garner State Park. A summer tradition for many Texans is camping at Garner State Park.  One of the best ways to experience this fantastic park with a guided hike. On August 30th, Rangers and volunteers will guide your hike and share some great info on the park’s plants, animals, history, and geology. If you are planning a trip before summer is over, make sure you visit Garner!