Adult Programs

Adult Programs

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center encourages you to never stop learning and to have fun while you do it! We offer a variety of adult classes and social events, including workshops to build rain and compost barrels, birding and photography classes, and opportunities to experience the Arboretum at night. Wine and cheese are included in most evening classes

Programs for Adults

Arboretum at Night

Houston Arboretum at Night

Experience the Arboretum after dark with this special series of events, including night hikes, wine and cheese tastings, bat walks, stargazing through telescopes, and more.
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Exploring Nature

Exploring Nature at the Houston Arboretum

Houston is home to a variety of fascinating wildlife. From classes on bird migration to a lesson on edible wild plants, our Exploring Nature series provides you with an enhanced understanding of local flora and fauna.
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Green Living

Green Living at the Houston Arboretum
Our Green Living series is dedicated to promoting eco-conscious courses that can help you live “greener” by cutting costs at home while reducing your impact on the environment.

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In the Garden

Exploring Nature at the Houston Arboretum

As part of the Arboretum’s mission to conserve native habitat and promote the use of native species, we offer a series of courses for gardeners, plant enthusiasts, and those looking to provide native habitat for wildlife at their homes. Courses vary throughout the year but include compost barrel workshops, constructing feeders for butterflies and hummingbirds, and plant identification classes.
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Health + Wellness

Health + Wellness at the Houston Arboretum

Health & Wellness courses, including weekly Yoga, Introductory Tai Chi and Walk Your Way to Wellness, provide an opportunity to relax, exercise, or meditate in the Arboretum’s peaceful outdoor and indoor spaces.
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Natural Crafts, Art & Food

Natural Crafts, Art & Food at the Arboretum

In addition to offering courses focused on gardening and green living, the Arboretum also provides an opportunity to improve your lifestyle through lessons in natural crafts, art, and food.
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Nature Photography

Nature Photography at the Houston Arboretum

Photographing nature is a skill that can allow you the opportunity to preserve and remember some of your most special moments experiencing the natural world. The Arboretum occasionally offers classes focused on photographing birds, macro photography, and capturing portraits in nature.
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