Tyke Hikes

Tyke Hikes (18 months – 3 years)

Encourage your little one’s curiosity with nature and the outdoors.

Children 18 months to 3 years, with their adult companions, can join naturalist Jen Chenault for a nature story reading and stroller-friendly hike on the Arboretum trails. Enjoy a new nature experience each week!

Dates: Every Monday (Late August through May – check calendar for holiday cancellations)
Times: 9:30 and 10: 30 a.m.
Cost per class: Free for members (please have member card on hand); $3 per child for nonmembers (12 months and older). Pay at the door.
Note: Please dress for weather. Closed-toe shoes are best for trail hikes. Older preschoolers are welcome but are the responsibility of the adult companion.
Groups: Large groups such as child care centers, organized mom groups and home school association may schedule private tyke hikes subject to availability. The minimum fee for groups is $36. To schedule your group, contact Jen Chenault at 713-366-0431.

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Date Tyke Hike Topic
September 8 Hummingbirds
September 15 Worms
September 22 Beavers
September 29 Raccoons
October 6 Bats
October 13 Spiders
October 20 Owls
October 27 Bones
November 3 Coyotes
November 10 Squirrels
November 17 The Colors of Fall
December 1 Tracks and Trails
December 8 Opossums
December 15 Getting Ready for Winter
December 29 No Hike — Winter Camp


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