Discovery Room

Open daily from 9 am – 4 pm

Get to know the Arboretum’s many habitats in the Discovery Room! Explore life in a Wetland, search for Woodland creatures, crawl through the Prairie underground, see who calls the Savanna home, and follow the Bayou as it meanders along the floor.

On weekdays, between 9 am and 1 pm, the Discovery Room may be reserved for Field Trips or group reservations. Please contact our Nature Center at 713-681-8433 to confirm it is open before your visit.

The Nature Center building, including the Discovery Room, is closed on most major holidays. Click here for a full list of closures.

Tips for a fun visit:

  • Be curious!
  • Be respectful of the live animals.
  • No food, drink, or pets in the Discovery Room.
  • After your visit, go outside and explore the trails

Photo credit Anthony Rathbun

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