Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Kids Out and About Houston

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Address: 
4501 Woodway
Houston , TX , 77024
Phone: (713) 681-8433
29° 45' 54.7632" N, 95° 27' 7.4412" W
Contact name: 
Christine Mansfield
Seasons in which we offer activities (select "All seasons" for all): 
Ages for which our activities are most appropriate: 
Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages.

Located on the western edge of Memorial Park, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life and the opportunity to experience the natural world. This 155-acre non-profit urban nature sanctuary provides education about the natural environment to people of all ages. It plays a vital role in protecting native plants and animals in the heart of the city where development threatens their survival. The Houston Arboretum is a private non-profit educational facility that operates city land.  Visitors can explore nature by walking on trails (totaling 5 miles) free of charge. Each summer children gain in-depth knowledge leading to life-long appreciation of the natural world through week long Discovery Classes. Thousands of school children visit the Arboretum on field trips designed for their age and grade level.

Visitors can explore nature by walking on trails (totaling 5 miles) free of charge. Each summer children gain in-depth knowledge leading to life-long appreciation of the natural world through week long Discovery Classes. Thousands of school children visit the Arboretum on field trips designed for their age and grade level.

The Nature Center building includes the Discovery Room with interactive exhibits and activities and the Nature Shop filled with items for nature lovers of all ages. It is a unique place for special events such as meetings, weddings and birthday parties.

Visitors can enjoy over 5 miles of nature trails, including forest, pond, wetland and meadow habitats. The grounds are open daily 7 a.m. to dusk – Gates close at 6:30 p.m. The Discovery Room, inside the building, offers hands-on interactive exhibits, microscopes, touch screens and more for learning about the habitats and plant and wildlife found at the Center. The Discovery Room is open Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Nature shop offers a wide variety of educational games and toys, books, and nature-themed merchandise. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily.

Hiking, Arts and Crafts, Home Schooling, Nature/Outdoors

Location:

4501 Woodway
Houston, TX, 77024
United States

Phone:

713-366-0424

Tyke Hike- Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Dates: 
10/18/2021
11/01/2021
11/08/2021
Time: 
Select Mondays at 9:30 am and 10:30 am

Location:

4501 Woodway
Houston, TX, 77024
United States

Phone:

(713) 681-8433

Arboretum at Night for Families

Dates: 
10/20/2021
11/19/2021
12/04/2021
Time: 
see website for schedule

Location:

4501 Woodway
Houston, TX, 77024
United States

Phone:

(713) 681-8433

ArBOOretum

Dates: 
10/23/2021
Time: 
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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