Discovery Room Program

School Programs: Discovery Room Program

We look forward to seeing you here in the 2014-2015 School Year.

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

Activities:

  • 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:

  • CHAPERONES: 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 $6/person.
  • DRESS: Students will be more comfortable if they dress for the out-of-doors. Students and adults should wear closed-toe shoes for safety. No sandals please.
  • LUNCH:If you are doing a full day program, students may eat lunch on our building apron. (No picnic facilities available.) Please bring lunches separated by class in large bags or bins.
  • BUS PARKING:Buses should drop children off first and then park in Satellite Parking ¼ mile east of our entrance. Click here for a map.
  • RAINY DAYS: The Arboretum does not cancel in case of rain. We will provide ponchos to students. In the case of severe weather, we will offer an alternate indoor program.
  • CANCELLATIONS: Program fees are non-refundable. Changes to enrollment after confirmation letter has been sent will result in a $25 processing fee.
  • PAYMENT: Is due in full upon confirmation of your date. Accepted forms of payment are organizational check, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. All checks must be made payable to: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center.
  • REGISTRATION QUESTIONS? Email: register@houstonarboretum.org
  • PROGRAM QUESTIONS? Email: schoolprograms@houstonarboretum.org

FIELD ADVENTURES:
Schedule a full day for up to 140 students from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Schedule your students for Field Adventures for a FULL Day of Hands-on Science!
Students participate in both the Guided Field Experience and Discovery Room Program.


Registration for 2014-2015 school year opens in August.

TO SCHEDULE:  Fill out the form below or print/download the Reservation Request Form (pdf) and mail to:
Attn: Registrar
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway
Houston, TX 77024

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. Keep in mind that your visit is not guaranteed until the contact teacher receives confirmation and payment is made.
  • 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.
  • Step 3: Select a Program

  • Please enter a value between 20 and 140.
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