Discovery Room Program

Discovery Room Program


Class size: Minimum 15 students/Maximum 70 students
Description: This 90-minute program consists of a 45-minute session exploring interactive exhibits rotating with a 45-minute teacher-led, self-guided trail activity.
Tour Times: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday – Friday Fee: $6 per student


  • Discover at the Learning Tree that animals need the different layers of a tree and forest to survive.

  • Explore aquariums stocked with native animals to learn about pond habitats.

  • Learn about residents of Texas Gulf Coast grasslands.

  • Explore the Arboretum on a self-guided, teacher-led nature hike (teachers/chaperones are provided with materials).

Registration Information:


         An accurate count of attending students is required before scheduling, as we cannot guarantee additional accommodations after the field trip has been finalized.


    You MUST bring one adult for every 10 students to ensure safety and to help supervise your students. The program is designed for your students; please ask parents to leave younger siblings at home. Chaperones over the 1:10 requirement are charged $7/person.

  • DRESS:

    Please advise students and parents to dress appropriately for a nature hike and the weather. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals or high heels please.

  • LUNCH:

    Our building apron is reserved for full day programs. Half day programs may use our building apron if available. (No picnic facilities at the Arboretum.Please visit Memorial Park for picnicking).


    Buses should drop children off first, then turn R out of the Arboretum, and then R into Memorial Park. Buses can park along N. Picnic Lane or in the parking lots by the baseball fields. Click here for a map.


    Programs are conducted rain or shine. We will provide ponchos for light rain. In case of severe weather, we will offer an equivalent indoor program. If cancellation is necessary due to extreme weather conditions, rescheduling may not be possible due to our tight calendar.


    Program fees are non-refundable.


    In order to ensure materials and volunteer help are available for your students, commitment is need from the school in the form of payment. Please be aware if booking less that than a month in advance, payment is due upon receipt. Accepted forms of payment are organizational check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be made payable to: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.


Field Trip Reservation Request

We would love to process your reservation request! Please fill out this form and we will get in touch with you shortly.
  • Step 1: School Information

  • Please enter a value between 1 and 20.
  • Step 2: Select a Date

    Please select three dates in order of preference. Programs are scheduled Tuesday – Friday.
  • Accommodation for chosen dates is determined according to availability.
  • Step 3: Select a Program

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