ArBOOretum 2019


Saturday, October 19 from 10 am – 4 pm

Last entry at 3:15 pm
No onsite parking, all guests must enter via the 610 Entrance.

This event is rain or shine. No pets, please. All activities are free once inside.


$15 online presale, $20 at the door
Ticket prices for ages 3 and up, children under 3 get in free

Get your tickets today!
Online presale ends Thursday, October 17th.

Register Online


FREE admission all day!

To ensure smooth members’ entry, please purchase your membership before 4:00 pm on Friday, October 18th.
If you purchase your membership after 4 pm, please bring proof of purchase to ArBOOretum for faster entry.

Become a Member

Members Note: Present your membership card at check in for free admission to ArBOOretum. Your membership level determines the number of free entries you will receive (Family Tree Members may bring 4, Family Tree Plus may bring 5, etc.). Please email the registrar if you have any additional questions about entry. No pre-registration for members required.

Grab your costumes and get the kids together for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year! ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!

All proceeds for this event support the Arboretum’s wide variety of education and conservation programs.

ArBOOretum Favorites:
  • Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail
  • Train Rides
  • Live Reptiles
  • Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
  • Pumpkin Decorating
  • Face Painting
  • Food Trucks
    • OffBeat Eatz
    • Eaker BBQ
    • El Guajillo
    • Moooseum
  • …and more!
Spooktacular New Additions:
  • Halloween Market – featuring activities and wares from local vendors
  • Pumpkin Patch – $5 pumpkins, unlimited photo opportunities
  • Spooky Science Show – Halloween-themed science experiments
  • Blood Drive – all donors (ages 16+) get into ArBOOretum FREE – click here to sign up!
Event parking

The Arboretum grounds will be closed to parking for ArBOOretum. Limited free offsite parking with shuttle buses will be available the day of the event at:

1001 West Loop South
(look for the Xerox parking garage)

We also encourage guests to carpool or utilize ride-share options to get to our offsite parking location.

Become an ArBOOretum Sponsor!

Download the Sponsorship Letter Become a Sponsor

Email Katie Campbell at if you have any questions about becoming a sponsor.

Thank you to our generous ArBOOretum Sponsors & Partners!



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The Arboretum will be closed Saturday, October 19 for ArBOOretum. ALL GUESTS MUST USE THE 610 ENTRANCE. Click here to purchase tickets and for parking information.