Make discoveries about Houston’s urban wildlife and natural habitats in the Discovery Room. In this interactive environment, you can see what may not be that easy to see in the forest, learn what organisms hide beneath the surface of the pond, and make what may be the greatest discovery of all: that trees have their own important story to tell.
There are things to touch, puzzles to work, mysteries to solve, and places to explore. Peek through a microscope at a world that’s almost invisible to the naked eye. Try your skills at the “Learning Tree Challenge” – and find all the animals and insects that make trees their home.
Enjoy the interactive exhibits and activities, microscopes, field guides, Discovery Boxes, puzzles and games. The Discovery Room naturalist will assist you in making discoveries or finding answers to your questions about nature.
The Discovery Room, located inside the Nature Center building, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., every day except Monday.
*Groups and School Tours frequently reserve the Discovery Room, Tuesdays – Fridays, from 9:30 – 1:00pm. If you are looking to visit our Discovery Room, calling in advance is highly recommended! To check availability please call 713-681-8433 from 9-5:00 pm, 7 days a week, except for holidays.
Groups wishing to visit the Discovery Room must make reservations.
Note: The discovery room is reserved for groups of children during the summer. During those 45 minute reservations, the discovery room is closed to the public. Visitors can call ahead to find out the discovery room schedule and when they are free to visit.