Nature Playscape

Open daily from 7 am – dusk

The Nature Playscape is full of play features and activities inspired by nature. They invite you to use your imagination as you explore, climb, crawl, build, balance, and connect with the world around you.

Nature Playscape Guidelines

  • Adult supervision required
  • Be friendly, kind, and respectful
  • Wildlife visits this Playscape too – keep your eyes open!
  • Leave no trace
  • No smoking
  • Pets prohibited
  • No bikes or scooters
  • No alcoholic beverages

The Playscape can be reserved for group use. To learn more, visit our Birthday Parties page.

Nature Playscape Closures

  • Saturday, May 18 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Arboretum grounds, including the Nature Playscape, are closed occasionally throughout the year. Click here for a full list of closures.

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 grounds, including the trails and Nature Playscape, will REOPEN on Thursday, July 18! All classes and events through Sunday, July 21 have been cancelled, and the Nature Center building remains closed at this time.