Health & Safety

Last updated December 19, 2023

Arboretum grounds open daily from 7 am – dusk

Nature Center & Nature Shop

Open daily from 9 am – 4 pm.
Public bathrooms are open during park hours and can be found to the right of the Nature Center building’s entrance.

Arboretum Health & Safety Tips

What to do in an emergency

Call 911 for all emergencies. Emergencies at the Arboretum should also be reported to the Arboretum by speaking with a staff member in the Nature Center or calling the Front Desk at 713-681-8433.

Please call Houston’s non-emergency police line at 713-884-3131 for any non-emergency police matters.

Visit the Nature Center or call the Arboretum’s Front Desk at 713-681-8433 to:

  • Report inappropriate behavior or use of the groudns
  • Report that 911 has been called
  • Ask for non-emergency medical assistance
  • Ask for non-emergency assistance

Support the Houston Arboretum

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which depends on donations to support nature education and conservation programs for Houstonians of all ages.

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The Arboretum is currently CLOSED due to the continuing power outage caused by Hurricane Beryl. All classes and events on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 have been cancelled or postponed. Please check back for updates.