Hours & Parking

Hours & Parking

HOURS Open 7 days/week
Grounds & Trails 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. All visitors must be off premises by dusk, no exceptions.
Building & Office  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nature Shop 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Discovery Room 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed Mondays*
* Please note: Groups wishing to visit the Discovery Room must make reservations. Tuesdays — Fridays, the Discovery Room may be closed during the day for scheduled school programs. Please call 713-681-8433 to check availability.
2015 Building Closures
Friday, April 3 Good Friday
Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
Saturday, July 4 Independence Day
Monday, September 7 Labor Day
Thursday/Friday, November 26-27 Thanksgiving
Thursday/Friday, December 24-25 Christmas



Parking on the Arboretum grounds is extremely limited and fills up quickly on weekends. Additional parking is available in a satellite lot at the Running Center, just east of the Arboretum’s entrance on Woodway Drive. It is a pleasant quarter mile hike under the Memorial Park Living Bridge to the park’s entrance. Be aware that spaces in the Nature Center lot may be cordoned off for class and event attendees.


swamp hare Cardinal Meadowhawk and Blue Dasher Houston Arboretum pond Dolomedes facetus Male and Female Long-jawed orb weaver- Tetragnatha extensa? Damselfly Dolomedes facetus Houston Arboretum Buttonbush flower- Arboretum Spider Lily Swamp Light #4 Swamp Light #3 swamp light