Home School Program- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Kids Out and About Houston

Home School Program- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Home schoolers ages 5-12 will learn about the world of science! Explore a new science topic each month with us at the Arboretum! Each class will consist of instructional time, hands-on investigations, and outside activities. Extension ideas will be provided to parents so they can follow up with lessons and activities at home.

Please help us keep this calendar up to date! If this activity is sold out, canceled, or otherwise needs alteration, email mindy@kidsoutandabout.com so we can update it immediately.


Schedule: Three Mondays a month from 1:00 – 3:00 pm (classes for ages 5 – 6, 7 – 8, 9 – 10, and 11 – 12)
Member Price Per Student: $75 per three-week unit*

*Family Tree membership or above required to register.

Once a class has reached capacity, a waitlist will be available until full. Please be sure to check your order for waitlist placement before confirming your registration.

Registration for Arboretum Members will open at 9 am on Tuesday, August 9.


September 12, 19, 26

This month is all about fish! Learn about our aquatic companions as we study their adaptations, get to know the many species that live here in Texas, and hear about important conservation efforts. We will even learn to use a cane pole and have fun trying out our catch and release fishing skills.

Arboretum at Night

October 3, 10, 24

Nature is fascinating after the sun goes down. From fireflies to foxes, learn how animals thrive and survive after dark. Come get to know the nocturnal animals on the night shift at the Arboretum. 


November 7, 14, 21

What do mice, whales, and humans have in common? They are all mammals! Learn about this diverse and fascinating group of animals while discovering some of the mammals who live right here in Texas.

Amazing Adaptations

December 5, 12, 19

Plants and animals adapt to survive. This month we will look at the physical and behavioral adaptations that various organisms possess, allowing them to survive and thrive in different habitats.  


*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


4501 Woodway
Houston, TX, 77024
United States


(713) 681-8433
Contact name: 
Christine Mansfield
1:00 – 3:00 p.m
$75 per three-week unit* *Family Tree membership or above required to register.


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