Before being hijacked by Christians for their celebration of Christmas, Saturnalia was a winter solstice celebration held by the Romans in honor of their deity Saturn. The festivities included a banquet and gift-giving meant to set normal social protocol on its head.

Following in the footsteps of other great co-opters, CFI-Austin gathers every year to celebrate the winter with a party and gift-giving. Saturnalia provides a time for new members and old members who may not see each other regularly to come together and socialize.

Join us on December 10, 2016 at 6pm, Trinity United Methodist Church. [Learn More]

 Darwin Day

Charles Darwin was born on February 12, 1809. Fifty years later he not only created the modern field of biology, but revolutionized the field of science during his day.

Now, over 150 years after the release of his On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, we gather every February to celebrate his life and his contribution to scientific inquiry through rigorous trial and experimentation.

CFI-Austin presents a FREE event with lectures on the cutting edge of biological research and understanding, interactive learning activities for children and teens and professional development credits for teachers, at UT Austin will be held Saturday February 13, 2016 in the Commons Learning Center at the JJ Pickle Research Campus of the University of Texas at Austin located at 10100 Burnet Rd.



CFI-Austin Videos

  • Dr. Edward Marcotte, “Bleeding Yeast and Deaf Plants”

Upcoming Events

Sat 24 Jun 5:00pm
Location: Cafe Express

Tue 27 Jun 7:00pm
Location: ACA Library

About Us

Center for Inquiry-Austin is a secular community dedicated to fostering science, reason, freedom of inquiry, and humanist values in our communities and society.

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CFI-Austin | PO Box 300036 | Austin, TX 78703

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