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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.

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!

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!

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!

Animal Architects

Learn about the structures built by animal architects, and practice your building skills as we engineer our own versions of animal homes.

Teacher Workshop: A Habitat’s A Home

Bring nature explorations indoors during this teacher workshop! Discover creative ways to engage your students with hands-on activities.

Wild about Wildlife!

Help us clean the trails, learn about native animals, and find out how to create a healthy habitat in your own backyard!

DIY Candles

In this fun class, we’ll use soy wax, scented oils, and colors to make fancy glass jar candles to light up the darkest days of the year!

Winter Tree ID

Learn how to identify trees based on some not-so-obvious characteristics like twig morphology and get into the real nitty-gritty of tree ID.

Geocaching

Learn the basics of geocaching and treasure hunting etiquette before heading out on the trails in search of the Arboretum’s hidden caches! 

The Wonders of Wetlands

Come explore the Houston Arboretum’s wetlands in honor of World Wetlands Day and learn ways to help protect our local wetlands!

The Arboretum is currently CLOSED due to the continuing power outage caused by Hurricane Beryl. All classes and events on Monday, July 15 and Tuesday, July 16 have been cancelled or postponed. Please check back for updates.
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