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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.

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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!

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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.

Animal Architects

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

Coffee Chocolate Truffles

Join us from the comfort of your own kitchen to learn how to make beautiful and delicious coffee chocolate truffles.

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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.

Wild Tea

In this class discover how simple it is to prepare herbal tea using wild plants and garden herbs from your own backyard!

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!

Starry Night

Enjoy a family night of stargazing in the woods! We’ll provide treats, coffee, and hot chocolate to keep you warm as you explore our trails.