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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.

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Second Saturday Bird Survey

Join us on the second Saturday of each month in the courtyard behind the building for a two-hour bird survey led by Arboretum staff members.

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.

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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.

Pumpkin Planters

Join us this October for a fun and creative family class to make a festive pumpkin wildflower planter for your home.

Halloween Sip & Stroll

Sip & Stroll is taking on a spooky spin this Halloween! Walk the Arboretum’s dimly lit trails where you may encounter creatures of the night.

Beyond Your Senses

There’s a whole world beyond the reach of human senses that are part of everyday life for non-human animals!

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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.

Arboretum: Amazing Race

Trek through the trails. Find clues. Complete challenges. Do you have what it takes the finish an Arboretum-style Amazing Race?

Concert in the Courtyard

Grab your friends and get your groove on with Tomar and the FCs at the Arboretum's Concert in the Courtyard!