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Self-Guided Adventures

Junior Trailblazers – Nature Backpacks

Go on a self-guided learning adventure and become a Jr. Trailblazer!

Rent or buy adventure backpacks to earn Junior Trailblazer badges as you explore the trails at the Cibolo Nature Center.

To learn more about our Outdoor Learning programs

Please contact or call 830-249-4616.

Adventures in a Backpack!

Check-out or buy a backpack stuffed full of activities, books, scientific instruments and guides to take with you on your self-guided exploration of the Cibolo Nature Center.  Our themed adventure packs provide unique opportunities for engaging with nature.  Collect them all! 

We are curating adventures covering a wide variety of themes to get your family exploring in a meaningful way.  Our first theme is Insect Adventure.  We’ll keep adding new adventures for you to embark on, so keep checking back!  When you complete your activities for each backpack, you’ll receive a special button to show that you’ve mastered that theme!

Insect Adventure Backpack Contents

  • Scavenger Hunt map with QR codes (laminated) with special How To Do an Insect Survey Activity.
  • Small telescoping insect nets
  • Soft-winged net prism 
  • Insect jar
  • Beetles and chart
  • I-Naturalist guide
  • Bug magnifier
  • 3 children’s books ages 2-7

More Information

Can I keep my backpack?

Yes! All Junior Trailblazer Backpacks are available for purchase at the Visitor’s Center.

How long does my rental last?

Backpack rentals must be returned the same day. If you’d like to rent for multiple days, please let our staff know at the Visitor’s Center. They can be checked out at 10am and must be returned by 4:30pm.

What if I lose or break something from my backpack?

We understand that accidents happen! If you lose something from your backpack, just let us know when you turn it back in. Depending on what it is, you might be responsible for replacing missing items, but we’ll work with you on a case-by-case basis.

Where do I rent my backpack?

You can rent your backpack from the Visitor’s Center. We have adjusted our hours slightly to accommodate COVID-19, so please check our Location and Hours for current Visitor Center hours. Our visitor’s center is located at 140 City Park Rd.