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A Year in the Wildlife Garden

Wildlife activity changes with the seasons. Join us for a journey through a typical year of wildlife gardening.

Ambassador Animal Happy Hour

Enjoy an Arboretum happy hour and a private tour of our Discovery Room, including a meet and greet with our Ambassador Animals!

Concert in the Courtyard

Grab your friends and get your groove on with Folk Family Revival at the inaugural concert in the new Nature Center Courtyard!

Nature Revealed: Ecology in Action

From the slow march of forest succession to the rapid impacts of squirrel “predation” on trees, learn how ecology shapes our world.

Exploring Habitats: Water Monitoring

Learn the basics of water monitoring, including testing dissolved oxygen and pH levels, and completing biological surveys.

Beginner Birding Hike

Celebrate Houston’s Bird Week and the start of fall migration with our Beginner Birding Hike! We’ll practice using binoculars (we’ll even have pairs for you to borrow), learn how to spot birds, and work through the basics of bird ID.

Cooking with Cider

Fall is cider season! Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen for this virtual cooking class all about apple cider.

Foraging for Food & Knowledge

Let's go foraging! Join our friends at OHBA and Dr. Mark Merriwether Vorderbruggen for a hike in the trees, along with snacks & a fabulous presentation! Discover edible weeds and what their presence tells you about your soil.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging

Learn how to safely catch and tag monarch butterflies in preparation for their peak migration through the Houston area.

CSI: Mystery on the Trails

Together we will learn about animal adaptations, discover how to identify tracks and scat, and solve the riddle of the Mystery on the Trails.

Cooking Without a Trace

Prepare for your next outdoor adventure with recipes for cooking outside and strategies to minimize your impacts while in nature.

Wildflower ID Walk

Join Arboretum staff for a relaxed walk to the Meadow to identify some of our most common fall wildflowers.

Drink & Draw: The Art of Fire

In this fun, relaxed class, we’ll use charcoal gathered from our prescribed fire in the savanna to create landscape art.

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Seasonal Picnics

Enjoy an all-inclusive lunchtime picnic at the Arboretum. Lay out your picnic blanket and enjoy a delicious meal under the Arboretum trees.

Halloween Pup Crawl & Pet Expo

The Pup Crawl & Pet Expo is getting a Halloween twist this year! Bring your pup in costume and enjoy a beer while exploring the trails.

Birding by Ear

Bird watching can be very frustrating: birds are tiny, fast, and love to hide. You should try birding by ear instead!

Under the Microscope

In this hands-on class, we’ll collect water samples and view them under our video microscopes to go on a miniature safari.

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Family Full Moon Hikes

Explore the Arboretum while the full moon is at its brightest. We'll hit the trails as the sun sets and watch night fall among the trees.

ArBOOretum

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!

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Fall Plant Sale

Get ready for fall planting at our Fall Plant Sale! Texas native wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees will be featured.