Shake, Rattle & Coil

Learn about native Texas snakes and view them up close.  This popular program is led by a nature guide or herpetologist and are joined by a host of reptile friends.  Children and adults enjoy this interactive experience and the chance to touch a non-venomous snake. After the one-hour presentation, you may participate in a lively question and answer period. Please check our Activities Calendar for when this event and others are scheduled.

During summer months this program is held indoors and outdoors in cooler weather.


Our “Crafty Kids” class is fun.  Kids enjoy creating nature-themed arts and crafts while singing along to kid-friendly tunes. Family Bingo lets the whole family compete for prizes, including COE merchandise & credits and lets you declare yourself the Bingo Winner of your family or group.

Enjoy huddling around the fire pit toasting S’mores (kits and sticks available at the Guest Services Desk) and watching our nightly, family- friendly movie either under the stars every Friday night (weather permitting) or projected in one of our many indoor spaces.